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Meet the people who make everything here at AWS happen. From bookings to guiding, we’re a well-oiled machine ready to take you on unforgettable adventures.

Founder & Director

Sarah Murdoch

Sarah Murdoch is a professional tour guide, travel writer, artist and occasional architect. Beginning her adventures as a kid in 1985, she’s been exploring regularly since the travel bug bit her while studying in Italy in 1995. For the past 20+ years she has been guiding and writing travel guides, spending 4 months per year globe trotting. When she's not travelling, you will find Sarah at home in Seattle with her family.

Andrew Villone

Andrew had never left the cozy confines of North America until his life changed forever at the age of 30 when he decided to take six months off and travel all over world. He ended up falling for the Alpine-meets-Balkan-meets Mediterranean country of Slovenia. Even though he had never taken a tour before, he decided to start a tour company that would showcase countries which most people couldn't find on a map (especially before the age of social media). Andrew has been leading and organizing tours since 2005. In 2014, he took the big plunge and moved to Europe where he's been living for the past nine years. Three of his most favorite things to do while traveling is to sample local cuisine and wine, share travel escapades with other travelers and drink and laugh with the locals. He currently resides in Slovenia.

Alyson Stachiw

Alyson Stachiw grew up in the Seattle area. She was involved in the local music scene, booking shows for a teen center, and later in life she led group exercise classes, both of which are still passions for her today. Alyson earned a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and spent years working in community mental health, interspersed with travels across the world from New Zealand to Japan to Italy. While Alyson doesn't travel as often as she'd like anymore, she enjoys living vicariously through the Adventures with Sarah travel work. These days, Alyson mostly adventures with her two children, cat Fluffy, and husband.
Business Manager

Dawn Roe

Dawn grew up in Central Washington and recently joined Adventures with Sarah after a 22 year career in the US Navy. During her time in the Navy she lived in Spain, Greece, and Japan and spent time in Guam, Djibouti and Afghanistan. In addition to the places the Navy made her travel to, Dawn has also visited numerous countries throughout Europe and Asia plus Australia and New Zealand. Travel and interacting with people around the world have reinforced Dawn’s beliefs that people around the world have more in common than they have differences. Outside of work Dawn enjoys cooking, eating and drinking with good friends, exploring new locales, and spending time with her husband and their three Italian Greyhounds.

Interested in working with us? We’re always looking for new partners to join our adventure!