Born in Peru, Roman has traveled worldwide teaching about the Quechua people. He loves to share an intimate knowledge of his people’s traditions and belief systems: their music, dance, art, food and customs. A professional guide, Roman speaks fluent Spanish, English, German and Italian. He studied Agronomy and then traveled and lived in Europe for 12 years, studying painting, playing traditional Andean music – and meeting his future wife: Fielding. They settled in Peru in 1993, married and started their family. Having married an American, Roman has also lived in the US for several years and returns regularly for family visits and for intertribal exchange work. Together they established Pisac Inn, began Peru Cultural Journeys and built their home in Taray,Peru. They have dedicated the past 16 years to cultural and social work with local people, including the establishment of four Andean Cultural Centers and a school, Kusi Kawsay, with the vision of providing the space to practice and celebrate local traditions. Roman is also a founding parent of the Kusi Kawsay Andean School and a board member of the Educational Association Kusi Kawsay. Roman shares with passion his life vision: the recuperation and revaluation of his culture.