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Trek Travel Certified Mechanics

Our Team

At Trek Travel, we believe there’s no such thing as a crazy request. Maybe you’re celebrating a special birthday. Maybe you want to find an out-of-the-way restaurant. Or maybe you’ve decided to propose marriage on the spot. Our guides (now certified mechanics), crew and trip designers are trained to deliver ‘wow’ moments that are guaranteed to surprise and delight. They’re not just bicycle tour guides. They’re not just vacation guides. They’re your own personal travel concierges who are driven to provide exceptional service and so much more.

Our guests consistently rate our guides an average of 4.80 stars out of 5 and we have one of the most rigorous hiring processes in the industry (even Inc. magazine wrote about it).

Meet our Guides | Staff

Follow our guides in 2019 on our Featured Guide Collection»


Meet Our Guides

Ally Petrilla

What I Love:

Music, movement, and laughter are three things I try to make sure are part of my every day--the things that make me GO.

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Alyssa Sponaugle

What I Love:

Replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity; languages & cultures; my Mom's chocolate chip cookies; mountains & oceans; first tracks on a powder day; KIDS - they rock my world; a humbling surf session concluded by a beautiful Guiones sunset; my family; a killer climb leading to an epic "singing" descent (yep, I sing if it's that good); camping in the mountains; doing it, instead of wishing I was doing it.

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Amy Davison

What I Love:

There's nothing better than making a meal with fresh, local food and sharing it with people I care about. Exploring the world by bike is a close second.

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Andrea Fair

What I Love:

I love to cook great food and drink great wine all-the-while spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy painting, traveling and competing in triathlon (while also cheering on my friends!). It makes me happy to help people do things they first thought impossible. Whether it be that first open-water ocean swim in a triathlon, raising thousands of dollars for charity or confidently riding up a long hill, the look of pride when they cross that finish line is something that brings me great joy.

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ASHLEY HARDY

What I Love:

Fishing, camping, anything outdoors, yoga, reading, making art, and IPAs

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Blake Irwin

What I Love:

Growing and cooking good food for good people.

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Božidar Strihić

What I Love:

I'm a passionate windsurfer, bike rider, folklore dancer, wine and food lover. And I'm a DJ, I can't live without a music.

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Céline Welker

What I Love:

I love to be outdoors in nature, hiking, skiing, and biking in the mountains. I love to travel, meet new people and enjoy the good things that life has to offer.

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Charles Mousseau

What I Love:

Traveling, cycling of course, skiing, and kitesurfing. I like to discover people and cultures, open to new experiences, epicurean by nature, I love the feeling of enjoying the day after a great day of cycling with a glass of wine and laughing with good company. I am always open for exploration and new adventures.

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Chelsea Murray

What I Love:

Finding new adventures!

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Chiara Ciurli

What I Love:

I'm always up for an adventure! I love nature, playing outside, exploring new places and finding interesting stories. I am always learning. When I'm not chasing the thrill outside I enjoy playing guitar and reading lots of books.

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Claire Reierson

What I Love:

I love spending time with friends and family, bike rides with a destination (usually a brewery), skiing fast on corduroy cruisers, running long for a frisbee, learning new skills while traveling, getting out of my comfort zone, and being outdoors.

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Connor Brown

What I Love:

Breakfast, The Rocky Mountains, riding horses, planning trips, my truck, snowboarding, walks, biking, reading, bluegrass, community

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Cooper Mittelhauser

What I Love:

Exploring off the beaten path. I see the bicycle as a tremendous tool for exploring the world around us. My passion for adventure by bike has lead me to the most beautiful places I've ever been, and I'm always eager to share those experiences with others.

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Curtis Zaun

What I Love:

In no particular order: Donuts, road biking, yoga, mountain biking, people, anything chocolate, golf, hiking, cool cars, snowboarding, Mom's chocolate chip cookies, adventure and exploration, trail running, motorcycling, and donuts

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Dan Frideger

What I Love:

Getting off the beaten path by bike, foot, boat, tricycle. Taking a long time in art museums with my binoculars. (You should try it!)

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Dave Edwards

What I Love:

I am passionate about traveling, photography and cycling to name a few, so guiding has truly been the greatest experience.

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Dave Mastroianni

What I Love:

Long days on the mountain bike, making memories with friends, and meditating. I love a good adventure. The more unknown the better. 

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David Sances

What I Love:

Family, friends, nature, sports, music, food, live experiences and do what makes me happy to be happy with what I’m doing

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Diego Guillen

What I Love:

New places, international food, photography, laying down to watch a good film, a cup of coffee, good friends to talk to for hours and an awesome bicycle ride of course.

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Elizabeth White

What I Love:

Moving ever-forward in life! Learning new things, experiencing new places, growing my relationships, becoming the best version of me.

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Eric Ladouceur

What I Love:

Carpe Diem! Meeting people, teaching someone something new, great conversations, biking, traveling, skiing, camping, rock climbing, slack-lining

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Fabien Noyer

What I Love:

I love sports and music: Triathlons, Skiing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, and for sure bicycling. Music: I love the piano and guitar. There is always something good to do and share.

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Freddie Jagger

What I Love:

Adventure! Anything that involves new experiences, making memories or just having a laugh - there is always a reason to smile. A fast paced life is fun and keeps you busy but equally to take things slowly and really see what is around you is just as important, to share those moments with other people makes it all the more rewarding. Also a big lover of music (although you won't want to hear me sing)

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Giorgio Cordini

What I Love:

I think that riding bicycles is a fantastic opportunity and great joy to everyone who does it. I also believe that cycling is even better if shared with someone.

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Grace Heimsness

What I Love:

A good story always gets me, whether I'm writing, listening to, or reading it in an old dog-eared paperback. In the off-season you can find me at the rink playing shinny with the guys or on stage playing cello with my local symphony orchestra. Well-crafted puns, impromptu haiku slams, and live blues stumbled upon happenstance are just a few of my day-makers.

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Grant Chaffin

What I Love:

I am a lover of life and all that it has to offer. I love to meet new people and hear their stories. There is nothing better than sharing good conversation with good people over the course of a meal or a bike ride. I love to ride my bike and I know this because I discovered my love for cycling in a place where most people think it is a very strange thing to do. I love to help other people find a passion for bicycles, and I try to tell them how bikes can save the world. I love traveling and all of unique cultures, foods, landscapes, relationships, and experiences that come along with it.

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Griffin Beeston

What I Love:

Going fast! Whether it be on a bike, motorcycle, surfboard, or snowboard. After a full day of exploring, sitting down and enjoying good food, cold beverages, and awesome people

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Ilona Kohlerova

What I Love:

Traveling & discovering new culture; hiking in the mountains, early morning run, watching a sunset, sharing a good wine...and I love spending time with my family and friends

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Ioanna Yiasemi

What I Love:

I love people, picnics, the sun, good wine, Italian coffee. I love getting to know a region through its people and their stories. I love the morning mountain air and seeing the world by bike. But more than anything I love travel adventures.

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Jacob Young

What I Love:

Backcountry skiing. Yoga. Running. Cycling. I am driven by nature and being outside. I always feel closest to God in those moments.

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Jake Rasp

What I Love:

Cars, guitars, music, movies, and science fiction.

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Jason Harding

What I Love:

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Jen Goldstein

What I Love:

Setting physical and mental challenges for myself drives me; whether it's learning a new skill, going back to school, or training for an endurance mountain bike race. I love to be outside, spend time with family & friends, travel to new places, capture memories by photo, eat good food, drink good coffee and wine. I enjoy the simple things in life. Last but not least... I love to ride bikes and motorcycles!

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Jessica Singerman

What I Love:

Being outside, riding bikes, running, yoga, drawing, making stuff, sharing good food with family and friends

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Jessie Walker

What I Love:

Anything arts and crafts, photography, interior design, being active and eating lots of food

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Joaquin Gomez

What I Love:

Passion, nature, outdoors, enjoying life, making others enjoy, learning from others and from my mistakes

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Joji Calabro

What I Love:

I love to go new places, meet new people, eat great food, and hang out with my wife and two dogs. 

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Jose Julian

What I Love:

I love discovering new places riding a bike, walking or riding a motorbike. I love to set challenges and meet them. I enjoy: competing in mountain bike races, mountain skiing, running through the mountains, swimming in the sea, training at the gym, reading, watching movies at the cinema with friends, meeting new people, eating healthy food and helping others through counselling.

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Julien Bonnamour

What I Love:

Anything where I can learn. Right now I enjoy free diving, rock climbing, lindy hop dance...and of course, cycling!

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Justin Schnittker

What I Love:

Great adventures, exploring our beautiful planet, people, powder turns on a snowboard, and of course riding bikes!

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Karle Pittsinger

What I Love:

I love surrounding myself with driven people who share similar passions such as an active lifestyle, creative thinking, and the desire to understand surrounding cultures

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Kate DeBlasio

What I Love:

Adventures with my husband, Joe! Laughter! Enjoying nature, pushing my physical abilities and being the best person I can be. Connecting with people and helping them achieve things they thought impossible. And of course, general silliness is terrific too...I love a costume!

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Kelty McKenzie

What I Love:

Powder skiing, mountain and road biking, surfing, yoga, travelling, music

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Kya Goldschlager

What I Love:

Maps, the high desert, growing food, finding new trails, pickled things, lawn games, riding bikes and running in the mountains

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KYLE FLANNIGAN

What I Love:

Experiences. I love new things: meeting new people, going new places, hearing new jokes. It is great world we have with interesting people and great stories. It's even better when you can share that with old friends. Also, I love teaching someone or helping them accomplish their goals. It's awesome to be part of a person's success.

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Laura Lefranc

What I Love:

What makes me feel alive? Exploring the world, riding my bike, skiing some fresh powder, dancing to funky music, chasing sunsets, and I love to eat and laugh a lot, not both at the same time.

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Leanne Welbourn

What I Love:

Traveling; cycling; walking my dog on the beach; photography; and always trying to see something new, even in the familiar.

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Lisa Lieb

What I Love:

The Mountains! Mountain biking, backcountry skiing, trail running, basically everything and anything to do with being out in the wilderness. Probably my next favorite thing to do is eat really good food, drink wine and perfectly made cappuccino is tough to beat!

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Marcia McFadden

What I Love:

The outdoors, bikes, hikes, good music, good food, good wine, good stories, sunshine, travel, friendly people...Sounds a bit like this job actually.

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Margaux Voyemant

What I Love:

I love traveling, going on new adventures and exploring the unexplored (my list is very long, I know). I love sports but by far my favorites are horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, running, fitness, and surfing. Yoga is a big part of my life. I love connecting with people from all over the world, learning from them and sharing memorable experiences. I love cooking with my friends and family. I always fancy a glass of red wine and dark chocolate! and Yes, Life is all about smiling and having fun! Let's enjoy the ride together!

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Marquette Edwards

What I Love:

I love to travel, I'm forever inspired by new cultures, architecture, and how people live across this planet.

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Martin Coyle

What I Love:

I love being on the bike more than anything! When I'm not on the bike, I enjoy playing golf, attending concerts, and going on adventures. Positive energy and new experiences keep me moving!

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Matthew Steitz

What I Love:

Big hikes, sporting events, road trips, discovering playlist, Spanish music, and scenic viewpoints

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Max Ackermann

What I Love:

Fitness, smiling, music, spreading hype, reading & the sun

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Max Moyles

What I Love:

Surprisingly cycling takes up most of my time...exploring, training, racing, and of course watching (the pros). I love bikes a bit too much if you ask my Mum!

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Megan Waldbillig

What I Love:

Being outside in the warm sunshine! Challenging and testing myself physically, teaching people new things, skateboarding, bike dancing, Crossfit, singing, digging for new old music, eating everything, MY FAMILY, the desert smells, having friends over for dinner, perfecting the design of my space, good wine, good coffee, cooking, making cocktails, finding rare unique pieces, my home in Palm Springs

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Melissa Fowler

What I Love:

Being OUTSIDE! And also: riding objects with two wheels, backpacking, running, sailing, free diving, yoga, and spontaneous adventuring. I love meeting new people in random places, drinking great coffee, and discovering “local” beers. 

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Michael Moreland

What I Love:

Any time spent on the bike is a good time. I enjoy good food, coffee, beer and music. I love doing anything in the wilderness, especially with my family.

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Natalie Kerwin

What I Love:

Exploring new places and cultures, food, and riding my bike of course!

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Nick Carpenter

What I Love:

I love getting to know new people - learning who they are and how and why they got to where they are now. I also enjoy cooking breakfast, skiing deep snow, and exploring coffee shops.

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Nick Humphries

What I Love:

Travel, bikes, coffee, good food, landscape, shapes, adventurous conversations with interesting strangers and catching a wave from time to time

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Oriol Llorens Aguilar

What I Love:

Exploring the world and blending into different cultures, everything about food and wine, nature, my friends and family, cycling across the most stunning places in the world

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Pavel Drastik

What I Love:

Anything what makes me happy! Friends, surf, ski, bike, traveling, outdoors...these usually do it for me!

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Penelope Rowson

What I Love:

To grown, to learn, to laugh, to dance, be free, be happy! I love sharing stories of epic adventures, traveling the world, witnessing scenic mountainous views, meeting people, experiencing 'once in a life time' moments and challenging myself. I also love to jump off things on my mtb, riding DH and MX and having great banter ! "

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Penny Gatward

What I Love:

Starlit dips in the sea with my daughter.

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Rae Conlon

What I Love:

Laughing and making people laugh! Running, adventuring, and good music (especially live or anything by Maggie Rogers)!

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Raphael Raymundo

What I Love:

Besides cycling? A bottle of Scotch, an adventure and a pretty view in no particular order.

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Rebecca Falls

What I Love:

Road and Mountain Biking, Trail Running, Rock Climbing, Yoga, Involvement with local social and environmental issues, Traveling to new and exciting places (preferably by bike!), Checking out new vegetarian restaurants and recipes

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Ryan Osswald

What I Love:

I enjoy singing, playing guitar, and songs with other people. I enjoy the quiet of the woods, whether its mountain biking, running, or cross country skiing.

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SAMUEL CLARK

What I Love:

Tell me a great story, take me on a surprise adventure, or give me a packet of liquorice or a slow-roasted lamb shank to make me happy.

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Sarah Edwards

What I Love:

I love being outside, human powered adventure and especially "type two fun". I'm addicted to long, gnarly days out on the bike and exploring the highest mountain peaks and lowest desert floors. My passion for fresh air, open space and new and exciting views always keeps me looking for the next adventure.

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SCOTT HEATHER

What I Love:

Nice trails, good weather, handmade tools, crafts, art, and live music.

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Shelana Poindexter

What I Love:

MUSIC! Then international travel, exploring new cultures & languages. I love to smile, so: sunny days, puppies, good food, good wine, a good book. My goal is to visit a new country every year, so far, so good. I have been to 35 countries thus far, and I am always up for suggestions on where to go next! I also happen to really enjoy the gym, so in my "spare time", I am a competitive bodybuilder - started in figure and now compete in bikini.

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SONJA SCHMIDT

What I Love:

Backpacking the world, road and mountain biking, meeting all sorts of new and inspiring people, beautiful sunsets, good beer, live music, yoga, learning, reading, being on the river, hiking in the mountains, swimming in the oceans, Italy, Montana, spending time with my boyfriend, family and friends.

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Stefano Lingua

What I Love:

Friends. Family. Nature. Mountains. Sports. Climbing, skiing, biking, hiking. Enjoying all this things in the company of people! Those are the causes for which I wake up every day with a smile! Too many beautiful things to do and to discover in this world.

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STUART BERRYMAN

What I Love:

The experience of sharing what I love with others! Spending time with family and friends over a home cooked meal with a good glass of wine. I love the beach and the mountains. Sunsets, cooking, and beer. First tracks on a snowboard. Single track on a mountain bike. Georgia football and Braves baseball. Laughing until my sides hurt. Traveling the world.

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Susanna Maddalon

What I Love:

I am an outdoor enthusiast: I love hiking alpine paths, cycling challenging climbs, climbing breathtaking peaks, back-country skiing, snowboarding, roller skating. Being in nature helps me clear my mind, feeling more grounded and peaceful. I also love travelling and learning about different cultures.

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Tara Hetz

What I Love:

Being outside, climbing mountains, traveling, exploring new cultures, reading, interacting with out curious minds. I am woman of the outdoors and seek any opportunity to adventure. I am not shy to step out of my comfort bubble and explore far reaches of the world.

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Terra James

What I Love:

Learning! Basically anything new is intriguing. The process from ignorance to expert is exciting and keeps me going. I'm most passionate about meeting new people, bikes, good food and drink, cultures, lifestyles, traveling, photography, psychology, reading, and anything outdoors.

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Thomas English

What I Love:

Finding that piece of Extra in the Ordinary! Sharing the outdoors with quality people, discovering and learning about new things, experiencing other cultures. Hiking, cooking and laughing, campfires, good music and stories, photography and astonishing Mother Nature, trail running and adventure. And a lot of cycling!

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Tony Lima

What I Love:

Any day filled with the following constitutes a great day for me; Rock climbing, being on a trail, cooking, meeting someone new, audio books, podcasts, standing on a summit, sleeping in my hatchback, sleeping anywhere, yoga, milkshakes, laughing, and pizza. I feel most alive when I have something challenging to wake up early for. Something that I have to stay up late into the night planning. My favorite adventures have been multi-pitch climbing routes, cycling tours and road trips.

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Wiebe Moeys

What I Love:

Theatre, triathlons, cycling, openwater swimming and running

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Wouter Alaerts

What I Love:

Burning legs, lungs gasping for more air, the heartrate pounding out of your chest and at the same time the clicking sound of going up one more gear: bike racing, I love it! And also skiing, hiking in the Alps, (music) history, Italian food, sunny weather (I am from the North) and espresso macchiato.

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Zack Jones

What I Love:

Anything that earns heavy snacking, doting on my wife and my High Desert Dingo, binging on Game of Thrones and Luke Cage, box wine tasting, riding bikes on dirt (or rock, or snow, or buttery smooth roads in the Alps), form AND function, dreaming big, dirty martinis at fancy restaurants, getting a little bit lost, audiobooks on long drives, seeing 100+ feet underwater, skiing up mountains then back down, laughter, nerding-out on science & history, making friends, basically just living an unregrettable life.

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Meet Our Staff

Ashley Goschey

What I Love:

In no particular order: Dogs. Campfires. Cider. Traveling. Music. Cycling. Photography. Pickles. Backpacking.

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Brie Willey

What I Love:

Interacting with people and hearing thier stories, traveling the world, creativity & design, cycling & being outdoors, discovering local flavors & cold brews, spending time with my incredible friends & family.

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Bryna Rudy

What I Love:

Traveling. Speaking Spanish. Badgers. Family. Friends. Boating.

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Dave Burke

What I Love:

Biking, photography, travel, good food and good people

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Emily Schwabe

What I Love:

Anything outdoors, from biking, hiking, cross country skiing, kayaking or canoeing. I love to mostly be around large or small bodies of water (preferably beneath a mountain). You can also usually find me beside a pool coaching youth kids and teaching them to become better atheletes and people.

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Grace Timmerman

What I Love:

Anything outdoors, anything musical, anything food-related! And especially adventures.

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Jen Braaksma

What I Love:

Sunrise by bike or by barn! Heart for helping animals & rescue volunteer. Say hi to your dog for me.

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Kari Krukow

What I Love:

Nature, Running, Cycling, Walking, and time with my two kids and dog

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Katherine Usher

What I Love:

Family, Friends, Food, and naturally TRAVEL

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Kelsey Gibson

What I Love:

Traveling, experiencing different cultures, road trips, beer flights, morning jogs, and quality time with quality people

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Kristin Kellerman

What I Love:

Eating, drinking, traveling, biking, running, reading, singing. But I need to do it with adventurous and fun people!

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Lindsay Juley

What I Love:

Live music, traveling, film, hiking, tennis, musicals

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Madeline Gibson

What I Love:

Hospitality, calligraphy & the arts, family, fostering community. But mostly I love traveling, good beer, and a killer cheeseburger.

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Mark Thomsen

What I Love:

Those good feelings you get after an amazing backcountry ski run in an unnamed location or the refreshing beer after an epic mountain bike ride as the sun sinks below the horizon. And of course my wife Shelly.

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Meagan Coates

What I Love:

Designing the best cycling trips in the world, traveling, yoga, photography, anything in the great outdoors, running, all kinds of biking, cooking, reading, stand up paddle boarding, hanging out with friends, family and my wonderful husband, Ben.

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