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Meet Our Team

Learn about the current Quetzaltrekkers volunteers

Guides

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Hi, I’m Ricardo, I’m from Honduras. As a specialist in financial education, I have worked supporting migrants and internally displaced people in my country, so supporting the children of this beautiful place in Guatemala combines my passions, which are hiking and creating awareness and social change in our region.
I believe that EDELAC brings real change to the community, so I feel grateful to be able to help.
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Hi! I’m Ben from the United States. Nearly a year ago I graduated from university back home in Colorado with a degree in Latin American studies and international relations. After spending some months on the road, I felt the need for a community again and to participate in something worthwhile. Quetzaltrekkers fulfills everything I am in search of right now, including a love for hiking, fascinating interactions with people from all origins, an incredible community all oriented towards the same goals, and participating in an inspiring organization. I look forward to seeing you on the trails!
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Hello, I’m Conor, an avid nature enthusiast and proud Irishman volunteering as a hike guide in Guatemala. With a deep-seated passion for mountains and nature, I relish every opportunity to explore and share the beauty of Guatemala’s diverse landscapes. Beyond the trails, I’m eager to delve into the rich tapestry of history and culture that defines this remarkable country. Join me for an unforgettable journey where adventure meets education, as we uncover the natural wonders and cultural treasures of Guatemala together.

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Hey there! I’m Will and I’m from the United States.

I’m here at Quetzaltrekkers to open my heart and listen – to grow and surround myself with like minded individuals who share a passion for service, culture, the rich and beautiful history of Guatemala, language, adventure and the environment.

I feel the most myself on the trail and love jazz, wine, literature and philosophy. ¡Buen Camino!

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Hola, I’m Karla from Germany and I’m currently on a gap year before starting university. Finding Quetzaltrekkers has been the best thing that has happened to me during my travels so far. The Guatemalan highlands are breathtaking and guiding for QT is so much more than just a hike! (Check out our mission!) Looking forward to hike the volcanic highlands with you 🙂
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Hola! I’m Kim, a Dutchie who currently finds herself “stuck” in the Guatemalan highlands. In my quest of finding some mountains to compensate for the few hills my country has to offer I stumbled upon Quetzaltrekkers.
 
Being able to support the children of EDELAC while doing what I love has been the most amazing experience and adventure. From hiking through local villages and communities to finding a volcano around every corner, there is always a story to be told. Hope to see you on the trail!


Coordinators

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Hi, my name is Yara and I’m from the Netherlands. After being a guide in 2022 I joined the team as a coordinator. Besides running the day-to-day at our office I like the longterm, playful balance between continuity and change that comes with the job. For me, the best part of Quetzaltrekkers is the amazing people I get to work with on a daily basis who are all supporting the kids and the social projects of EDELAC. 
 
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Hola, I’m Bryan. I love my work as a coordinator for Quetzaltrekkers here in Xela, and have spent well over a year now in this amazing place. I grew up in Oregon in the USA, but I am so grateful to live and work here in the stunning volcanic highlands, and I really value this organization’s incredible mission. All the relationships I’ve gotten to build here are so important to me, and I can’t imagine a better place to put my background in outdoor education into practice for such a unique nonprofit.