Our Team

Our Team

SA Expeditions is more than just a travel company, it’s a network of professionals hailing from a variety of backgrounds and places, all bound by a love of travel, appreciation of different cultures and dedication to crafting an authentic travel experience. Our team of experts, visible and behind the scenes, all contribute to making each tailor-made trip a truly unique, memorable, once in a lifetime adventure. Have a look behind the scenes and see what makes SA Expeditions tick.

Aaron Welch

Accountant

Abby Usher

Destination Expert

Alicia Moreno

Manager of Details

Allison Monge

Peru Guide

Amanda Kuajara

Destination Expert

Carrie Shapiro

Digital Marketing

Corey Cruzado Jay

Destination Expert

Emma Morgan

Ecuador Specialist

Flavio Paucar

Andean Chef

Gregoria Sinchi

Textile Artist

Jean O'Halloran

Destination Expert

Jenny Byrne

Destination Expert

Julia Steck

Destination Expert

Kim Leary

Destination Expert

Marco Rondan

Peru Guide

Matt Risse

Web Guru

Nick Dall

Travel Blog Editor

Nick Stanziano

Chief Explorer

Riva Bacquet

Director

Sara Hensel

Destination Expert

Staci Steele

Destination Expert

Tom Carroll

Destination Expert

Valentin Sinchi

Choquechaca Guide

Yoly Chirinos

Flight Specialist


How We Began

The year was 2010 in Lima, Peru. Two American expats, with fresh minted MBA’s and a love for travel founded SA Expeditions. Nick Stanziano and David Rottblatt were taking a chance on life.

Maybe with a few computers and lots of hard work, they could turn their passion for travel into a company. Since then, that idealism and ambitions of youth have come to reality, giving way to an adventure of a lifetime shared among our thousands of clients, colleagues and partners along the way.

We are specialist in South America and we see ourselves as being born on the continent. Today though, our team is global. A robust and choreographed web of destination experts, guides and local operators that are at the very top of their craft, designing and executing travel experiences that changes lives.

Our Promise

The incredible people and nature of South America are the twin pillars of our business. Without them we’d be nothing. And yet we exist in a world where modernity and development threaten vulnerable ecosystems and disrupt traditional cultures.

We believe that responsible travel is good for business, but we also believe that it’s just the right thing to do. We are dedicated to:

Community

The people of South America are an integral part of our team. This mean that when you purchase a trip with us, you can ensure that you’re directly supporting the livelihoods of the people in our destinations.

Conservation

Travel can be a positive, powerful force in the protection of ecology and ways of life. By placing economic value on vulnerable environmental and cultural heritage, you can promote conservation while also gaining meaningful experiences. Learn more about our conservation tours.

Awareness

Our company’s exploration initiatives in South America build critical awareness to promote tourism development and put economic value on vulnerable natural and cultural heritage.

Our efforts expand far beyond Peru. Whether you’re enjoying a weekend in Buenos Aires, a cruise of the Galapagos, or an expedition across the Andes, you can be sure that your travel experiences reflect and support our underlying ethos.