Dave is one of the co-owners of Travel Contigo. He is our European travel specialist, having extensive experience both in traveling throughout Europe as well as speaking English, Spanish, Italian and Russian. Feeling just as comfortable in his tuxedo at La Scala in Florence as he is with his leather jacket and whip in the Amazon (we wish that that was a joke), he is well qualified to both plan and guide those with varying tastes and excitement levels. Having spent an extensive period of time in Ecuador, Dave has developed a strong connection to the country and culture.
Dave worked in the corporate world in New York for most of his career, but once he came to Ecuador, he knew then that this would be his new calling. Being an eternal student of history, his Ecuadorian friends joke that he knows more about their country than anyone living here! After years of traveling to Ecuador and making connections with the people, Dave’s experience is now at your service.
Wes is co-owner of Travel Contigo. He's our marketing manager, technology expert and resident ramen specialist. His origin story begins in the forests and lakes of Rochester, New York. He's been all over the world, lived in China for several years and plane-hopped to nearby Asian countries. After a thorough dose of hectic life in Asian mega-cities, he turned his eyes to the natural beauty of South America and fell in love. He loves hiking in the mountains, surrounded by huge majestic stones and the cool mountain mist.
Whether in the big city or the open country, Wes loves learning about the local people and their culture. He likes to "walk a mile in their shoes" and live the local's life for a while. Language is no barrier. He's been known to learn a brand new language to win the heart of a woman -- with mixed results. In addition to English and Spanish, Wes speaks Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, and Japanese.
Wes worked as a Website developer before he finally gave in to the siren’s call of the Andes and moved to Ecuador. His travel experience and skills are all available for you!