Meet the Team

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, Beth, and Kelly.

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 Zephyr Adventures

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 Zephyr Adventures

Kris Keys: Guide, 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 three 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.

Beth Peluse

Beth Peluse, Marketing Director

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.

Kelly Heaton

Kelly Heaton, Travel Montana Manager

With Zephyr since 2021

Kelly grew up in Colorado and moved to Montana in 2004 looking for more mountains and more adventures. Upon arrival, she found both and spent several years guiding educational trips in and around Glacier National Park.

Kelly manages our newest tour company, Travel Montana, and is responsible for the operations for Zephyr’s Montana adventures. You also might catch her guiding a variety of our active tours throughout the globe.

She is happiest in the great outdoors, hiking and backpacking up the mountains in the summer and skiing down them in the winter. Kelly lives in Red Lodge with her husband Matt, the local game warden, their son Connor, and two four-legged friends.

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