I wanted friends and family to experience the same excitement and wonder that I enjoyed while living and working in such fascinating places as Ecuador, Peru, and Russia, and friends and family wanted authentic travel experiences. They didn't, however, want to go at it on their own. So I used my own experiences and lots of help from friends in Ecuador and Peru to create a travel company that offers everyone the chance to discover the culture and places that I love. It's an honor to be part of a community of such discerning travelers and to be part of planning their most perfect adventures.
As a Pacific Northwest native I was raised to love playing in the mountains. I now enjoy living near Glacier National Park and learning how to master the adventure called "motherhood". I hold an innate love for Latin Culture, particularly Central America, and now love to develop amazing experiences in other cultures around the globe.
I'm a Missoula native who has been with Adventure Life almost from the beginning. With its family friendly policies and adventure- minded staff, Adventure Life is the perfect fit for me. I love to travel, especially on multisport trips such as the breathtaking Class V Futaleufu whitewater adventure. I also enjoy spending time with my fantastic family on outdoor adventures around Montana. I graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. As a Watson Fellow, Presidential Scholar and mom, I hope to instill a passion for international travel and global consciousness in my four kids. They've started their travels early with special trips one on one with mom, accompanying me to the Galapagos, Ecuador, Belize, Panama, Germany, the UK, Costa Rica, Baja, Guatemala, Argentina, the Arctic and the Antarctic. I hope that is only the beginning!
I am the Travel+Leisure A-List Top Travel Advisor for Small Ship Cruises, and I would be honored to help plan your trip!
Growing up in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and the waters of Puget Sound, I developed a passion for exploring wild places. This ultimately led me to the University of Montana in Missoula, where I studied forestry and recreation as an undergrad. Most of my free time is spent skiing, rafting, hiking, and fly-fishing - always in pursuit of a new trail or unexplored section of river. I spent two years developing tourism programs as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and later earned a graduate degree in Ecotourism. My extensive travels throughout Latin America have ignited a strong passion for indigenous cultures and adventure travel. My travels with Adventure Life have taken me to Peru, Ecuador, Antarctica, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Chile, Lapland, the Canadian Arctic and most recently a trekking trip through the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. Who knows where I will end up next?
Growing up in the Midwest, my parents were great at making sure life was full of adventure. Whether it was a hike through the dunes or a road trip to the National Asparagus Festival, they instilled a sense of curiosity and need for exploration in me at an early age. My first big journey into the “unknown” was heading to Orlando to work as a Disney princess in college, which was quickly followed by semesters abroad in Australia and then Ireland with weekends country-hopping throughout Europe. After college, I worked for the Missoula Children’s Theatre. I married my tour partner and we spent 6 years traveling the world bringing theater to children in areas such as Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Anjung-Ri, South Korea. In 2011, I left my nomadic days behind me and joined Adventure Life. When not planning trips, I love to pass along the love of adventure to my children as we explore the great Montana wilderness with our giant dog!
I am the Travel+Leisure A-List Top Travel Advisor for the Galapagos, and I would love to help you plan a trip today!
I remember that moment of hesitation during the summer after sophomore year in college. I was at a non-descript campsite in the middle of the Plains states, on my way for a summer job in the Rockies. I was momentarily unsure about leaving the comforts of home and friends in Ohio, and considered turning around during that lonely night on the Plains. I did make it to the Rockies, fell in love with the mountains and quickly gained an itch for further travel. I have been lucky enough to find a partner and best friend who has that same itch for travel and love for the mountains. Together we’ve lived in and traveled to some pretty amazing places – Iceland, Antarctica, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Nepal… I like putting my own travel experiences to work in connecting other travelers with the next great place on their ever-growing list of destinations.
There is no shortage of adventure when you grow up in the heart of the Cascades; a mountain to climb, a river to float, a forest to wander. As for the rest of the world, I didn't give it much thought. That is until I did a study abroad in England my sophomore year in college. Suddenly I realized I had some serious ground to cover! From there I traveled to Peru, Japan, Singapore, Guam and over 30 US states while on tour with Missoula Children’s Theatre. There is nothing more satisfying than finding that super secret spot while traveling; that tucked away waterfall in Tokyo or that Thai place with the magic soup in London. I can't wait to find the next one. Where ever I go next I'll remain an avid backpacker, theatre enthusiast and dark roast coffee drinker.
My home base was the same street in rural Pennsylvania until I was 18, but escaping to different corners of the world was always encouraged in my family. As a student at the University of Richmond, I jumped at the opportunities to study abroad in Chile, Argentina, and Peru, staying with host families and soaking up as much of my surroundings as possible. I remained in Virginia after college to work with a medical non-profit organization, coordinating pediatric surgery trips to many countries in Central America and the Caribbean. My love for travel continued to grow as I experienced these new cultures and introduced them to others! Now I find myself in beautiful Missoula, Montana, and when I'm not camping, skiing, or fly fishing a pristine river, you'll find me brushing up on my Spanish and plotting my next adventure! So far I've managed to cross off the Galapagos, Thailand, Laos, Chilean Patagonia, and the South Pacific through my Adventure Life travels. Recommendations welcomed for my next destination!
As a child, I was lucky to have the opportunity to travel with my family around the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. I have always had a desire to roam-- I can still remember staring out the window from the backseat of the family minivan, imagining what it would be like to solo hike in the Colorado mountains. In my teenage years, I traveled with rural service trips to Panama and Nicaragua, and later spent a semester abroad in Ecuador and the Galapagos. My wanderlust was further indulged as I solo journeyed throughout South America for two years. I am so excited to use my knowledge and passion for travel to help you plan your next adventure!
I don’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t have the desire to travel. Even at 4 years I told my parents that I wanted to learn French and visit France someday. Fast forward 18 years and I fulfilled that dream through study abroad in Strasbourg, France. I was able to visit much of France, Italy, Ireland and parts of Germany. Having lived in France twice now I am excited to be part of a company that assists others in experiencing such wonderful things as new countries and cultures. I hope my future holds more adventures and copious amounts of coffee!
One of my most cherished gifts came from my Mother, she instilled in me a curiosity about the world. The joy of learning about other cultures and lands has been something I have always enjoyed and I have been fortunate to learn about some firsthand. I spent many years living and working abroad as a horseback riding guide, first learning about the tourism industry on the ground as a guide in Mongolia. That grew to working in Chile, Argentina and South Africa. Montana remained my home throughout my years of traveling and with the recent additions of a horse and a couple of dogs to my family my career has now shifted to helping others have unforgettable experiences of their own.
Living in an archipelago with extreme weather conditions made me adventurous myself. I was initially a city girl but later ended up in the Cordillera mountains of the Philippines to study, where I learned to explore and appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the region. You’ll often find me hiking our mountains breathing in the scent of recent tropical rainfall, or sinking my toes in the sand of one of the Philippines’ marvelous beaches. Among my favorite places to visit by far is Coron in Palawan, snorkeling, island hopping, and hiking to diverse mountain lakes and hot springs. When not working or exploring the islands, I enjoy supporting people in need and assisting the Filipino Sign Language community as an entry-level interpreter. I am excited to be a part of a team here at Adventure Life that shares my sense of social responsibility and at the same time provides once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.
I grew up in a tropical country where summer means traveling! The Philippines’ diverse natural wonders make it a sought-after destination among adventurers, and I enjoyed exploring locally with my family often during holidays. I always had the desire to work and travel internationally and earned a degree in Travel Management, eventually becoming a flight attendant. It is rewarding to experience a country’s culture firsthand: eating local food, talking to strangers, getting lost (on purpose!), buying rare-to-find items and going home with many beautiful moments—sometimes too many to capture in photos. During my free time, I focus on another rewarding job: being a wife, mother and caregiver to my kids and furbabies. I look forward to expanding my experience in the travel industry with Adventure Life both as a service provider and traveler.
I grew up in the Philippines' capital city known as the Pearl of the Orient – Manila! It's a bustling historic city, full of things to see and do. Growing up, my family would often visit museums and parks, and enjoy varied cuisine and street food markets. It instilled in my heart a passion for travel. At a young age I started visiting local destinations such as Bicol, Cebu, and Bohol and watched dolphins and whales at Pamilacan Island. Outside of the Philippines, I have traveled to the cities of Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, and Edinburgh. Being in the travel industry for years, I am proud to be part of Adventure Life who shares my same passion – sharing the world YOUR way.
I was born and raised on the outskirts of Mindanao, Philippines, where crowing roosters served as our alarm clock. Back then, the world to me was very small…until I moved to the city after college, and got hired at one of the largest BPOs in the country. I worked on an airline account handling domestic and international flights in the US—that was when I was exposed to the beauty of the world and all it has to offer. I started traveling and sought the adrenaline rush brought on by new adventures. Many of those adventures happen in my own backyard: chasing waterfalls on Siquijor Island, meeting tourists in Palawan, and surfing in Siargao. Whether I’m trekking, taking road trips, or just enjoying my haven (the beach), seeing new places gives me joy. I am thrilled to widen my scope with Adventure Life, not only as a traveler, but as a person who helps others explore our world.
I grew up in Butuan City, Philippines, but now make my home in the Queen City of the South: Cebu. I've visited many of the more famous destinations in my home country: Baguio, Manila, Bohol, Davao, Leyte, Surigao and nearby provinces, and have also traveled with family internationally to Hong Kong. I enjoy travel planning for family members and have experience as a customer service agent and hotel reservations specialist for online travel agencies as well. I have also spent time in financial planning; it is fulfilling to help others achieve their personal goals and gives me a sense of pride every day. I’m excited to be a part of the Adventure Life team and continue to serve clients all over the world.
Growing up in the beauty of Montana, I have always been on the lookout for an adventure. Whether it is hiking my favorite trail, skiing at our local mountain, playing volleyball with my friends, or floating along one of Montana's beautiful rivers, I love to get out there and enjoy what our world has to offer. Working for Adventure Life fits right in with my lifestyle. I have had the amazing opportunities to bike in the Galapagos, climb a volcano in Guatemala, kayak in Antarctica and snorkel in Belize, just to name a few. Next on the list? Trekking in Peru!
I began crossing borders at an early age and have been filled to the brim with wanderlust ever since. My travels have seen me weave my way across Europe, study abroad in New Zealand, trek through South America, kayak Antarctica's icy waters and sail the high Arctic seas. A Montana girl at heart, however, my roots always manage to pull me home where I spend the majority of my days hiking nearby mountain ranges or kayaking Montana's many rivers. My winter hours are typically spent snowshoeing in Idaho or writing America's next great novel.
Growing up in the lakes and forests of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, I spent more time outside than in. Being surrounded by natural beauty helped inspire my love of writing and my eventual decision to move to Missoula, Montana to complete a degree in English Literature. During that time, I was lucky enough to join a year-long study abroad program that took me to the coast of Wales, where I could wander romantic Britain, devour novels and books of poetry, and meet some unforgettable people along the way. Now a part of the Adventure Life team, I'm excited to see what new paths I get to travel and find new beautiful places to explore.
I joined the Adventure Life team in 2002. I have always been fascinated with the world community and had an unwavering desire to learn about other cultures. Throughout my life I have traveled halfway around the world including several trips to Western Europe. I moved to Missoula from Mankato, MN with my wife and daughter after earning BFA's in graphic design and ceramics. Being part of Adventure Life allows me to remain politically, environmentally and culturally aware and to educate others. I also like pizza.
I've spent the majority of my life in Missoula, Montana and after starting work with Adventure Life in 2015 I am finally able to begin my international adventures. I've been able to explore the beauty of Western Montana for the last couple decades and am happy to begin to expand my horizons to see what the rest of the world has to offer. I have always had an affinity and curiosity for technology. Working as a web developer at Adventure Life keeps me constantly challenged and gives me the opportunity to grow and develop my skills while allowing me to maintain a happy life with friends, family and our wonderful community.