Cusco Guest Relations
Tiffany originally hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but has lived in many places in the world. Born to a father who was a whitewater and climbing guide in California and a mother who was a Wagnerian opera singer in Germany, Tiffany had no choice but to live a life of exploration. In her teens Tiffany starting working early as a deckhand on tall ships on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., but quickly succumbed to the call of guiding, and at 19 years old began a career as a whitewater, climbing and backpacking guide throughout the U.S. In her off seasons Tiffany spent time backpacking and living in various places in Europe, using her mother’s home as a base to explore the cities of Europe.
After years of enjoying, travelling and teaching wilderness education, Tiffany went back to school to finish her own education and received a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Pittsburgh studying Biology, Psychology and most auspiciously South American Archeology. This was to be very fortuitous as she studied mostly Peruvian archeology.
Tiffany returned to the wilderness after completing her B.S. to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail (2570 miles) on the U.S. West Coast, and the entire Appalachian Trail (2176 miles) on the U.S. East Coast, and finally settling in Seattle, WA to further her backcountry skiing, and mountain climbing resume as well as guiding. As an instructor for a large retail and adventure company in Seattle, Tiffany was sent to Cusco, Peru for work, and there she immediately and totally fell in love with the sights, smells, and culture of the Andes. Spending a month in Cusco she helped to host Wilderness medicine classes for a few tour companies and was introduced to the world of Latin America. After returning to the U.S. Tiffany decided to return to Cusco to begin a new life. She obtained her RYT 200hr. with Inbound Yoga in Cusco, and began teaching yoga as well as mountain and rock climbing guiding. Her work took her to the sweeping landscape surrounding Cusco, and to the towering peaks surrounding Ausagate Mt. though there was the occasional trip to Bolivia, and other parts of Peru for exploration and to learn new cultures.
Tiffany’s most recent work was not only mountain, and rock climbing guiding, but researching and writing new programs, consulting for risk management, running a small Bed & Breakfast, and acting as Director of Centro Cultural de Montana-Cusco who’s main goal was to teach climbing to young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Tiffany has come back to Peru to what she considers home in Lima to be with her Peruvian family, and to explore the world renowned surfing. In her spare time you’ll find Tiffany eating the amazing cuisine of Peru, travelling to the Andes for climbing, or teaching yoga locally. Tiffany considers this only the “tip of the iceberg” for travelling in South America, and has a passion and hunger for more.