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Alyssa de la Torre


Lyss hails from Colorado, the greatest state in the Union. After binging on National Geographic magazines for years, her desire for adventure grew even more after she played in international soccer tournaments in Germany and Sweden during high school. In her late teens, she moved to Ecuador and worked as a 2nd grade teacher at a rural, indigenous school. It was there that she fell in love with the Andes, traveling and serving others. She attended undergraduate studies at Colorado State University and during her summers, worked as a backpacking guide for high school church youth groups, leading trips for teens to encounter Christ in the wilderness.  Now, several years after graduate school, she works full-time as therapist in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming, but loves backpacking and camping with her pup, and traveling the world with friends as much as ever. [17 countries and counting…]