Mission: Explore. Play. Connect
Vision: To provide world class customer service so every guest can walk away with a unique Colorado experience.
Aspire Tours is a Denver based boutique tour operator offering fun and unique tours in Denver and the Rocky Mountain area. We create unforgettable experiences for individuals, groups, and corporate outings. A one stop shop for all of your Colorado adventure needs.
A Family Run Business
Aspire Tours was founded by Kathrin Troxler and expanded into a family operation with a collection of like minded individuals with a passion for the outdoors.
Kathrin moved from Switzerland to Colorado in 2001 and made it her home. She loves to share her passion for nature with people. She worked many years as a guide before she decided to start her own company. The tours are designed to experience Colorado like a local with a local.
Born in Northern New York, already as a child Brian had Colorado ski posters on his wall dreaming about moving West one day. He brought his love for outdoor sports with him and was an enthusiastic team player from the day the company started.
Account Manager & Sales
Brenden is new to the Aspire team and we couldn’t be luckier to have him. Born in Westminster, Co he loves exploring this amazing state with his wife and son. He’s the guy you talked to while booking your tour! Lucky you.
Operations & Customer Service
Despite family roots in California, Kristen happily grew up in Arvada, Colorado where she could play and explore throughout her childhood. As a graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism, Kristen has chosen a career that allows her to share her passion for the Colorado outdoors with others and could not be more enthusiastic about it.
Brenden is quite the ladies man. He comes back to the office after a tour wondering why so many women gave him their number. “Do you think they gave me their number to book another tour?” No, we don’t Brendon.
After a talent manager discovered him through his YouTube videos, he was signed and has became a major player in the pop music industry. He has sold an estimated 140 million records, and has an impressive 100 million followers on Twitter. His humble beginnings started in Canada where he grew up playing the piano, trumpet, drums, and guitar with his mother as his biggest fan. As of July 7, 2018, he is engaged to model and television personality Hailey Baldwin.
Mel is originally from Santa Barbara, CA and previously worked as a sea cave kayaking guide and naturalist at Channel Islands National Park. The mountains of Colorado lured her away and now she’s enjoying leading hiking tours and more in the Rockies! She holds a degree in Philosophy and Communication from the University of San Diego. Before coming to Colorado, Mel lived in New Zealand for a year where she fell in love with backpacking and the outdoors. Nowadays, you’ll find her backpacking through other countries like her favorite destinations of Thailand, Canada, and Norway. When she isn’t leading tours, she can be found either hiking, rafting, surfing, or watching Friends. Mel loves educating and engaging people with the outdoors, which is why she’s so happy to be part of the Aspire team.
Although born in Fort Collins, Jem has spend years traveling abroad and bike touring. He traveled to over 30 countries in 2 years. He holds a degree from CSU, and also attended Radboud in the Netherlands studying Dutch Art and History. Jem enjoys rock climbing, breweries, and attending concerts.
We found Jed working at a coffee shop and stole him. We had to have him because… well, when you met him you’ll understand. Huge outdoor enthusiast with incredible knowledge about Colorado.
Charlotte Cooper is a native of Denver and grew up camping and fishing in the mountains of Colorado. She graduated from Western State College in Gunnison and learned to love snow skiing in nearby Crested Butte. Her husband and children are active supporters of the Colorado Division of Wildlife. She continues to enjoy outdoors activities, exploring remote, back country areas and especially loves bike riding and fishing. She enjoys being with people and is happy to share the beauty of her home town and the surrounding Rockies.
Matt is a Colorado native and Denver local, having spent the first two decades of his life getting dusty, dirty, humbled, and honed on all the terrain that the Colorado outdoors have to offer. After trying his hand at medicine and illustration, and an extended walkabout across Asia and Australia, Matt returned home to the Rocky Mountains and to make Mother NEATure the focus of his career. He earned his Bachelor’s in Ecosystem Science & Sustainability from Colorado State University and lucked out in a big way when he joined Aspire, where every day he gets to shine bright lights on the wondrous workings of nature. When he isn’t helping you create a sense of place, you’ll find him negotiating his way up cliff faces, foraging wild mushrooms, playing on slacklines, and generally wandering off the beaten path.