Welcome to the 2013 Peru blogs! Below is a little bit about the staff that will be leading this summer. Enjoy!
Rowan joined Lifeworks in 2006. Rowan is a certified sea kayak guide and Wilderness First Responder and holds a Masters degree in Natural Resource Management. Rowan’s love for travel and adventure have taken her to such faraway places as the Himalayas of Nepal, the Mekong River of Laos, the mountains of South America’s Patagonia, the cloud forest of Costa Rica, the nightlife of Cuba and the magical underworld of the Barrier Reef. Rowan always looks forward to sharing her love of adventure and learning with new program participants.
Liz was born and raised in Massachusetts and has always had a passion for culture, science, animals, and being part of a team. She has spent over ten years guiding groups outdoors through experiential education and wilderness therapy with a fondness for hiking, climbing, and snow camping. She feels a particular connection to Latin American culture after living in Paraguay as a Peace Corps volunteer. She loves to find ways to explore new places and people with a playful attitude. She just completed an MBA in Sustainable Systems and is eagerly looking forward to her summer with Lifeworks.
Travis has loved being outside since the day he could walk. Early on, he pursued his outdoor career by completing an Outdoor Adventure and Business diploma in 2004. Shortly after, he moved out to British Columbia and began guiding trips with mountain biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, dog sledding, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. He loves to travel and has spent time in Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, and Cuba. Recently Travis has focused on the medical side of his career, working as a Heli rescue medic and firefighter in Ontario.