John is originally from Canada. He began exploring Arizona in the early 80’s with his wife Wendy, and moved his family here permanently in 2008. He has travelled and hiked throughout Arizona and looks forward to unveiling it’s hidden secrets and sites. John has trekked thousands of miles and enjoys sharing stories from his trips through North, South and Central America, Africa, Europe and Australia. His passion is in educating his guests on the wonders of the desert and challenging those to achieve the highest level of success during their journey.
“John was our group’s guide for an overnight trip. He was a very friendly, energetic, competent leader and I would highly recommend him and his company.”
Lori has lived in AZ since 1994 and never tires of exploring all the amazing hikes AZ has to offer. She views Havasupai Falls as one of Arizona’s best kept secrets and has a passion for introducing people to that breathtaking area. Some of her favorite hikes are in the McDowell Mountains right in her backyard. She has been able to cross Machu Picchu and Mt. Kilimanjaro off her bucket list and looks forward to revisiting these incredible destinations with clients so they may experience these incredible locations as well.
“Lori has an obvious love for Arizona and it was very enjoyable to spend our full day hiking adventure with her”
Todd, a former collegiate track and cross-country athlete first discovered his passion for AZ trails while out trail running and mountain biking. He lists his favorite hike as “any trail that’s off the beaten path”, or “one with a cold beer waiting at the end”! In his spare time he enjoys coaching the local high school
track and cross-country teams.
“Todd was probably the best tour guide we have encountered in all of our travels. He was very knowledgeable, fun and attentive.”
Ciera, justifies working as a means to pay for her travel adventures. “C” enjoys traveling where she can play her ukulele, sleep outside rather than in, and experience the endlessly changing horizons, for each day to have a new and different sun! Her favorite hikes are many, but lists Cerro Chirripo in Costa Rica as #1 followed closely by Cinque Terre in Italy and the spectacular Mooney Falls deep in the Grand Canyon. She is currently planning out a 6 month itinerary for her 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail Hike that begins in Mexico and ends in Canada, covering 25 National Forests and 7 National Parks.
“Wow! Best tour guide we have ever had! Ciera was informative, organized, interesting and charming!”
Meet our competitive and passionate guide, Megan! She is looking forward to thrilling times ahead on the trails. After completing her Undergraduate College years at Arizona State University in Global Health, she is now working on her Master’s in Clinical Research Management. Her hiking all though-out areas that include, but do not limit, Australia, Europe, North America and, Thailand, will give you confidence to achieve what you used to think was impossible!!! By far, she lists her all-time favorite hike as Havasupai Falls, in our famously known, Grand Canyon. Her favorite quote states, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” What are you waiting for?! She wants to start making those dreams come true together!
“We found Megan’s enthusiasm infectious and she was eager to share her knowledge on the fauna and flora of the Sonoran Desert.”
Jeff, a cabinet maker by trade, lists his interests as hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. “JF” on most days would rather pack a peanut butter sandwich and trek through a rain-storm than fight through the Arizona roadways dealing with bad drivers. His favorite hiking area was through Canyonlands National Park, and his dream hike would be to spend several days exploring the Hoh Rainforest. His passion is in exploring and photographing the various landscapes of Arizona, including it’s many rock spires, arches, boulders, mountains, meadows and streams.
“Jeff was terrific, very knowledgeable with such a pleasant demeanor. We found our hiking trip interesting and informative.”
Brock is our company’s transplanted Alaskan. When Brock is not in Alaska working, he is out roaming the countryside looking for new trails to enjoy, either by foot or on his ATV. Brock enjoys to travel and has a love for music, often combining both to explore new destinations world-wide. He recalls being dragged out by his parents at an early age for day-long hikes, now he is the one dragging out his friends to explore new regions and he looks forward to the opportunity to guide guests on future trips.
“All my family could talk about after our hiking trip was how much they enjoyed their time with Brock. If he is available, ask for him, you won’t be disappointed.”
Tere Zacher, gold medalist world champion swimmer, leads AHA’s group events. Tere has worked internationally with organizations in the development and implementation of psychological skills training programs. An International motivational speaker, fluent in Spanish, French and English Tere will customize team-building programs for AHA’s clients on personal self-improvement, psychology and its application to performance. As a top ranked distance runner Tere is on-track to complete her goals of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
M.A. Counseling & Sport Psychology