Our Administrative Team
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Jorge founded Vámonos in 2002 after years of taking his students annually to Puerto Rico on immersion trips.
He used to be a French & Spanish teacher for middle and high school and loves German Shepherds and finding cool non-touristy places in his travels.
Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, looking for wolves and wildlife in Yellowstone, watching Portlandia
VP OPERATIONS MANAGER
Bernardo runs the land tour operations in Puerto Rico. He loves to share his Puerto Rico with travelers and his passion for off the beaten path spots (and knows where to find the best desserts in the most common but also oddest restaurants).
He speaks Spanish, English, Italian, and a bit of German as well and has lived in at least three continents.
Hobbies: Biking, hiking, going to the beach, reading about other cultures, photography
SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR
Michael is in charge of our Spanish-speaking destinations outside of Puerto Rico. He is our Cuba expert and one who always goes out of his way to make sure travelers are fully satisfied.
Michael is a world traveler and has visited more than 30 countries all over the world.
Hobbies: Watching sports and movies, reading, walking, and finding new and true cultural immersion experiences for visitors in all of our Spanish-speaking destinations.
ADMINISTRATIVE & FINANCE MANAGER
Before joining Vámonos in 2013, Carrie taught both public and private elementary school for years. She currently volunteers tutoring underprivileged children.
She loves to learn new things, hike, and to travel to Puerto Rico.
Hobbies: Knitting, baking gluten free goodies, bird-watching, photographing nature.
CLIENT RELATIONS AND TOUR COORDINATOR MANAGER
Kate is our client relations expert in charge of walking group leaders through the tour planning process.
Before joining Vamonos, Kate taught in public and private school. She also taught two years at an American school in Valencia, Spain.
Kate is passionate about the Spanish language, traveling, coffee, working out, spending time at the beach, enjoying time with friends and family, and meeting new people!
TOUR COORDINATOR & PROJECT MANAGER
Julie’s extensive professional career goes from being an elementary school Support Staff, to being Regional Director & Event Coordinator for Impact World Tour in Scotland and New Zealand; she’s also worked at hotels and been an Optometric Assistant and a missionary.
Hobbies: Hiking, pottery, skiing, wedding event coordinating, creating music with family & friends
MARTINIQUE OPERATIONS MANAGER
Louise-Hélène was born and raised in Le François, Martinique. She recently joined Vamonos’ team after spending many years working for the hotel and tourism industry in Martinique. Fluent in French, Spanish, and English, Louise-Hélène loves to share her lovely culture, creole world, and island with student and adult travelers. Currently, she lives part of the year in Martinique with her family, and part of the year in Puerto Rico.
Hobbies: Taking people to eat and chat with locals at a neighborhood event called Chez l’Habitant; she also loves hiking, swimming, and spending time with family and friends in Martinique.
TOUR COORDINATOR & CLIENT RELATIONS
Esther is the face of Vámonos, in charge of walking group leaders through tour planning.
She is a diverse teacher with experience teaching at an Amish schoolhouse, Jewish preschool, and Sunday school. She loves spending time with her husband and two kids.
Hobbies: going for long walks in the country, bird watching, singing in the Lancaster Chorale, crocheting, culinary arts, gardening
Our Puerto Rico Team
Natalie has been with Vámonos Tours since 2012. She is in charge of reservations and all tour needs as well as being the “on-call” person who handles unexpected issues to ensure that every tour runs smoothly.
Hobbies: Painting, repairing furniture, and spending time at the beach.
ASSISTANT TOUR DIRECTOR
Nery leads all of our safety/ security initiatives. A retired police sergeant,
Nery is the most sociable and talkative member of our staff with connections and friends everywhere. Nery’s colloquial and facial expressions are famous and hard to decipher even for Puerto Ricans.
He is an avid baseball fan and player who fears nothing and loves to help anyone in need.
Hobbies: Baseball, fishing, traveling, speaking English, touring Puerto Rico and the U.S.
ASSISTANT TOUR DIRECTOR
A handyman by profession, Wendi is also our assistant wilderness specialist. His consistent smile and hardworking skills constantly amaze our travelers.
Wendi loves to spend time with his kids and family; he is fearless when it comes to fixing practically anything.
Hobbies: Fixing things, fishing, traveling through Puerto Rico, watching sports.
A fisherman by profession, Tito is our “Aquaman.” He shines in the water and has played with sharks, sting rays, electric eels, and ridden dolphins before. He is our beloved wilderness specialist often seen with lizards hanging from his ears, octopuses on his head, or snakes around his arm. Tito loves to practice his English with our travelers; his favorite expression is “I touch, you no touch”
Hobbies: Watching discovery channel, speaking English.
Laura started working as a tour director with Vámonos Tours in 2014. She is a teacher in a local school in Puerto Rico.
She loves to inspire students to travel through her personal passion for languages and culture. She believes the world is a book and Puerto Rico is one of the most beautiful pages!
Hobbies: traveling, yoga, dance, reading, fashion, and lifelong learning.
Iolda has been working with Vámonos as a guide since 2016.
In her free time she enjoys art, culture, attending festivals, films, dancing, coffee and travel! When she is not giving tours she can often be found traveling solo to remote places on earth to learn about other cultures and enjoy nature.
She has a deep love for Puerto Rico and promises that once you step on her bus she will take you on a grand adventure and show you the most beautiful things she has ever seen on her island!
Naomi is from San Juan, PR and has been working with Vámonos as a certified guide since 2015. She has an art history degree and has worked in the hospitality industry since 2009.
While on tour with her, she loves to show travelers all the marvelous little details of art, history, architecture, and nature. Her goal in every single tour is that her people fall in love with at least one thing and learn something, a fact or a philosophy.