South America Guide
Where were you born and where did you grow up?
I was born in Cusco - Peru. And I lived in the Amazon jungle until I finished primary school.
I love mountain biking, travelling to new places, and I also enjoy reading history books.
What’s been your greatest outdoor adventure to date?
I once went to a snowcapped mountain on a trail called the Salkantay Trail, it was three days of hiking by myself, and I loved every moment of it.
What did you do before discovering a passion for guiding?
I worked in other hospitality roles, including as a hotel receptionist. I was also an assistant guide, and a truck driver!
Do you have a favourite quote that you live by?
I have a couple: "Today for you, tomorrow for me. That is reciprocity." it's an inka quote. And another I really like is "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style." I can't remember where I heard that one but it stuck with me.
Describe a life experience that has shaped you today:
It's not an experience exactly, but the biggest influence of all on me, was, and continues to be my father. He is the most hardworking person I know, he worked so hard to give my brothers and I our education. And I'm so grateful to him.