Who We Are

Ron Geddert, Owner

Ron Geddert, Founder

I’m Ron Geddert, and I founded this company out of two passions: The first one was to see the world, something I’ve been driven to do since the age of five. The second was to bring the world, in turn, to see the spectacular beauty of my own home, Western Canada.

Living my first passion has been incredible, but my travels also showed me that the possibilities I imagined were not yet available. Each I toured with had many strengths, but none delivered everything I wanted. When I came home and looked at the various options available to travellers in my own part of the world, I knew their experience could be so much better. I was excited about the huge opportunity to provide exceptional experiences to fellow adventurers, the kind I would want to travel on myself.

I love putting together successful new ventures, and doing so with a commitment to provide the highest quality outcomes. Exceptional service has always been a core value for me, and so it is with West Adventures as well. Our commitment is to provide you with “the experience of a lifetime”—and I have made sure to put together a team who are as steeped in this value as I am.

Tanya Tapley, Operations Manager

Tanya Tapley, Operations Manager


Tanya Tapley, our operations manager, was raised in Western Canada. She has a deep love for this area, and has experienced, herself, many of the adventures we now offer to the world. She loves the outdoors and spends her summer weekends providing great camping experiences for her friends. What’s more, she’s travelled the world and has more than twenty-five years’ experience in the industry. She’s as passionate about this venture as I am!


Rebecca Nicholls de Rocha (AKA Becky) joined our team as destination manager for Mexico and Central America, and chief happiness officer. Becky is a Kiwi but has lived in Australia, the USA, the UK and, for the last ten years, Guatemala. She arrived in Guatemala as a volunteer in an orphanage and never left.

Rebecca Nicholls de Rocha, Destination Manager

Rebecca Nicholls de Roccha, Destination Manager

Becky has been running tours through Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Venezuela since 2010. She has an incredible soft spot for any sort of animal and is in love with all things Latin American.


Becky can be contacted directly at or by telephone at Guatemala: +502 33575226 / Whatsapp: +502 44146174


Cindy Vos, European Representative

Cindy Vos, European Representative

Cindy Vos heads up our European division. Cindy lives in the Netherlands and is a busy mother of two. She is a friendly, social person who loves to immerse herself and her family in nature.

Cindy’s second love is Canada. She loves to share her passion for North America and to show visitors what makes the region and the people in it so special.

Cindy is working with us to help people create their dream tour, whether as an individual or a group. If you are from Europe and have any questions about travelling to North America, or if you need any assistance, contact Cindy at or by telephone at +31611092708


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