Team Members

What makes Old Town Old Town.  These guys are pros at what they do.

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Josue Armas “Pepian”
    Hometown:
    Jocotenango
    Nickmane:
    Pepian - like the soup
    Outside of OTO:
    Watch out for my nasty Hook shot
    On OTO:
    I get paid to be outside!
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    Originally hired to man the vehicles and doll out the food on trips, Pepian has quickly showed us that he can do much more than make stellar Guacamole, he can take ya head to head on the trail as well.

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Oseas Acietuno
    Highest I've been:
    Pico de Orizaba 5636 mts.
    My ride:
    Carbon Fiber Trek 9.8 OCLV
    Sport or Trad:
    Trad all the way!
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    One of our newest weapons in the arsenal, this young buck can do it all, and do it faster than about anyone else out there!  Whether on the rock or on the trail he’ll show you how to get it done.  Try to catch him on the trail…I dare ya!

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Matt Hartell
    Nickname:
    Canche
    Favorite Trail:
    all of 'em
    Years guiding:
    15
    Best guiding moment:
    Making the cover of BIKE magazine
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    From the foothills of North Carolina, Matt moved to Antigua, Guatemala as a way to escape the cubicle hell of the US work life.  In 1998 he opened the doors of Old Town Outfitters and hasn’t looked back since.

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Welber Jimenez
    Years Guiding at OTO:
    10
    My Trail:
    Sta. Cat
    On OTO trips:
    Get me into the back-country
    Why I guide?:
    I love meeting new folks
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    The Old Town Outfitters work horse.  The one thing that you will always remember about being on the trail with Welber is his ear to ear infectious smile.  This guy seriously knows the nooks and crannies of the Guatemalan backcountry, and not to mention has nice melons!

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Eduardo Celado
    Home Town:
    Ciudad Vieja
    After hours:
    I'll be salsa dancing
    Who I follow:
    100% Barcelona
    Would love to have met:
    Miguel Angel Asturias "El Sr Presidente"
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    “Guayo” came to old town to crunch numbers.  He quickly found his niche in the back office at OTO and has become the “Quarterback” of the OTO offense.  If you haven’t paid your bill, chances are you’ll be talking to Guayo.

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Claudia Solorazano
    Favorite Food:
    Melons
    Favorite Trail:
    Sta. Cat
    Favorite:
    Favorite Color
    Favorite Color:
    Blue
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    Claudia keeps the accounts and reservations moving along.  She’s also one of the great smiling faces that you will see down at the shop.  Don’t let her sweet smile fool ya, she’ s a power house on the trail! Oh, and if you don”t pay on time, you’ll have to deal with her!

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Reinhard Miguel Prosch Arriaza
    Hometown:
    Munich - Germany
    What Brought me to Guate:
    Family!
    Favorite Trip:
    Nebaj to Todos Santos. Because it's the total package
    Random Fact:
    He is a certified beer sommelier
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    Reinhard handles the incoming tour inquiries, you’ll probably hear from him first when you contact OTO. He’s not only a Sales Guru, he also guides some of our bigger hiking adventures. If you want to find good beer, follow this man!

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Richy Morales
    Hometown:
    Antigua Guatemala
    Years Guiding:
    8
    When I'm not riding:
    I paint and create art
    My ride:
    Carbon Fiber Trek Fuel
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    Equally at home behind a canvas in his studio or the handlebars of his mountain bike Richy is one of our most experienced guides.  Looking for that unique piece of Guatemalan memorabilia?  I bet Richy would send ya home with a one of a kind piece of art.

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Arnold Najera
    Favorite Volcano:
    Acatenango
    In my spare time:
    Photography
    What makes me happy:
    Being outside
    Languages:
    Spanish English Hebrew
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    Arnold returned to his native Guatemala after living in Israel, and has been working as a guide for us since.  He’s part of the core guide corps at Old Town and our star striker on the football pitch.

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Evelyn Calderon
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  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Milton Lopez
    Post ride:
    I dominate FIFA Xbox leagues
    On Acatenango:
    The sunrise kicks A^%
    My whip:
    Scott 27.5
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    Hailing from the metropolis of “los llanos” Milton was stolen away from working in a nearby hotel to be a force down in our shop. An avid mountain biker and outdoor enthusiast Milton might be the guy who sells you on an volcano ride then punishes you on the trail.

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Chris Gwinner
    Hometown:
    Savannah - GA
    What brought me to Guate:
    The search for great single-trak
    Favorite Trip:
    Acatenango Overnight Hike
    Random Fact:
    Ultimate Frisbee World Champion
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  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Juan Salvador Galich
    Favorite Food:
    Pepian
    Favorite Place:
    Lake Atitlan
    What I do in my spare time:
    Makin' music and cooking great food
    Favorite Band:
    Pink Floyd
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    “Juancho” as he’s known is a man of many talents. If you’re lucky he’ll give ya some of his famous trail recipes! One of our most talented and knowledgeable guides and a world traveler. After your trip, check him out in some of the local venues performing with his band.

  • Adventure Guatemala Staff

    Name:
    Alejandro Gaitan
    Specialty:
    Acatenango Expert
    Favorite Camp Food:
    Pizza and popcorn
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