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Meet Our Guides: Alyssa Sponaugle

Alyssa Sponaugle

Nickname:

Lys & Spo

Trek Travel Role:

Guide

My Passion:

Replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity; languages & cultures; my Mom's chocolate chip cookies; mountains & oceans; first tracks on a powder day; KIDS - they rock my world; a humbling surf session concluded by a beautiful Guiones sunset; my family; a killer climb leading to an epic "singing" descent (yep, I sing if it's that good); camping in the mountains; doing it, instead of wishing I was doing it.

My Favorite Ride:

Oh man, our hiring event! I was chatting with the big dog, aka T$$, better know as Tania, the President of Trek Travel. Yea, one might say I was as nervous as a little girl would be on their first day of kindergarten, but I held my cool - until the red light. Damn, that red light! Apparently, one must unclip if they want to look cool infront of their potential boss. Well, I didn't get the memo and "boom", on the ground went Spo (speaking in 3rd person now). Clearly, I didn't get the style points, but with luck, I still got hired.

In My Previous Life:

Snowboard Instructor at Vail, CO; Marketing & Events at Philadelphia Eagles; ACMAs & Teen Choice Awards with Backstage Creations; PR & Marketing at FSU Seminole Athletics; Bartender/Co-Manager

Education:

BS - Sport Business Administration, Florida State University

Guiding Since:

2010

Current Home:

Nosara, Costa Rica & Europe

Languages:

English, Spanish & American Sign Language with a side dish of Spang-talian

My Rides:

I'm a gypsie.. I rock our sexy bike fleet!

Where you'll find me: