At Zephyr, we offer a personal and personable experience from helping you choose which trip is right for you to the friendly guides leading your tour to our genuine interest in your feedback once your trip has concluded so that we can continue to provide the best service possible.
We are a boutique tour company that offers a number of trips each year that are hand-selected by our team of passionate and experienced travel experts – Allan, Kris, Sonya and Beth.
Our small but mighty team allows us to give you the individual attention and care that you deserve. We pride ourselves in treating each client as if they were a close friend looking to plan a memorable and fun vacation.
Allan Wright, Owner and Founder
With Zephyr since 1997
Allan is Zephyr’s owner and founder and has been running adventure vacations since 1997 when Zephyr first created the inline skate touring industry.
Allan is a native of Seattle and has lived in eleven cities in four countries on three continents during his many traveling years. His passion for travel never ceases to grow as you can find him guiding a few of our tours each year.
When asked about his life dreams, Allan will tell you, “To have a significant impact on other people and the world and to have fun doing it.” Allan is a bit of an idealist.
Kris Keys, Alumni Ambassador & Tour Operations Lead
With Zephyr since 2000
Tour participants find her to be organized, competent, a great leader and – true to her Midwestern roots – always friendly. When asked what her life dream is, Kris answers (among other things), “To always have a job where I can work in my pajamas or shorts.”
Kris works full time for Zephyr out of our Red Lodge, Montana headquarters. She lives in her “Dream Treehouse” with her husband, two cats and two pitbull mix rescue dogs. For most of the year, Kris is Zephyr’s alumni ambassador and tour operations lead. However, she also guides as many trips as she can convince her team to allow her to.
Sonya Mapp, Tour Communications and Travel Consultant
With Zephyr since 2007
Sonya is responsible for Zephyr’s tour communications and lives in McCall, Idaho. She is an avid hiker, skier, soccer player, and mountain biker.
She and her husband have two daughters and two dogs that join them on all their outdoor pursuits. While most of her time is spent in the office helping keep Zephyr’s wheels rolling, so to speak, you may also meet Sonya as one of your guides on any number of trips.
Beth Peluse, Marketing Lead
With Zephyr since 2015
Beth‘s passion for travel began at a young age during her family’s annual camping trips across the US every summer to numerous National Parks.
Her first experience with Zephyr was as a guest on her honeymoon to Chile & Argentina – she loved it so much, she decided to join the company!
Beth holds down the Midwest “office” just outside of Chicago and works full time leading the charge for Zephyr’s marketing and guiding a variety of our tours. She is a self-described book nerd and loves to run, hike, cook, garden and is even an amateur beekeeper.