American Trip Leader
Before #vanlife was, Bobby moved into a van with his lab, Donovan, after his freshman year of college and headed West. From this, his love for traveling, outdoor adventures, and sharing that with others took off. Bobby has visited 49 states and 17 countries, has climbed all of Colorado’s 14ers and is working on completing the rest of the Colorado Centennials. He’s also rowed the Grand Canyon, Gates of Lodore, Desolation and Gray’s Canyon. Bobby is a trip leader by nature, having guided rafting, ATV, Jeep, and snowmobile trips. He’s even guided a dog sled trip. He has certifications for Wilderness First Responder (WFR) and Avalanche Level 1 and 2 (AIARE), and has training in winter wilderness survival skills, snow orientation and technical canyoneering.
In 2016, Bobby volunteered as a support driver for cyclists riding from Johannesburg to Kilimanjaro, which took him through the breathtaking scenery of South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Malawi. During that trip, he decided that he needed to find a way to share the wonder of Africa with Americans. Bobby has climbed Kilimanjaro multiple times, and hopes to summit again with you in 2019!