Day Tours Guide
At REI since:
Grew up in New England, lived in Princeton, NJ. Started, built & sold a Market Research & Business Services firm. Currently spend September through Mid-May in Arizona and Mid-May until early September on the Jersey Shore.
What type of tours do you usually guide?
Nickname is “SPRO”. I enjoy Hiking, Water Sports, Golf, wood working, Home improvement projects. Fun things – Hiked through Peru, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Completed six marathons. Married for over 40 years – two daughters – two son in-laws – two grand kids.
What do you love most about guiding/working in adventure travel?
I really enjoy the interaction with the guests. Especially when they are so excited about the areas that we take them to. so many people don’t realize that AZ is so green, has such a wonderful topography, and great temperatures.
A memorable moment from your job:
I was scheduled to take out five ( 5 ) guests on a dawn hike. When I picked them up I noticed that they were all very physically fit. As a explained the plan for hiking a trail they mentioned that they were all trail-runners. Luckily I trail run – so quick regroup and off we went. It was a tough morning – at least for me.