About Us

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Who are the Roving Van Gelders?  We are a husband and wife marketing team who specialize in the management and deployment of mobile experiential or marketing tour programs.  Abigail has more than 10 years of field and planning experience with promotional and event marketing; this includes everything from day-to-day event deployment and logistics to project management on new programs.  Josh, once a high school teacher started in the field 10 years ago and has been able to add critical insight into program development and resource management along with maintaining his Class A Driving qualification.  There is a special third member to the team, out Scottie Dog Pippi.


Unlike many in this line of work, we don’t have a home base.  Eight years ago we chose to give up our home in Minnesota to go on the road for clients full-time, we haven’t looked back since.  We met while attending Western Illinois University and spend a good deal of our downtime with our families who are both still located in the Land of Lincoln.  We have the privilege of working for a Detroit based firm called MRA.  Their innovative programs are always presenting new opportunities to grow and learn new industries, there is never a dull moment.


When not working we enjoy backpacking, have a deep passion for SCUBA diving, and in general like to travel.  We frequently take full advantage of being in new or unique places to explore and “play tourist”.


What we write here is simply our perspective and experience, not that of MRA or our clients.

5 thoughts on “About Us

  1. So we have learned a bit more about you now and realise why you travel around so. Glad you enjoy your lifestyle and we count ourselves (Bonny and me, Hector) as among Pippi’s fanclub!

    Woof, roo, aroo


  2. Hey Abigail, first, thanks for following my blog. It was never really intended for “public consumption” but it’s been fun finding the occasional “random” visitor. Second, Pippi is quite the little cutie. Jake and Albert would like to invite her to come visit when your travels bring you to UT… a return trip to Antelope Island could be enjoyed by all. 😉 And third, as Rugby lovers you might find it interesting to note that my step-son (former marriage) is one of the top rated college players in the country…Ryan Roundy, plays for BYU (http://www.rugbymag.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=487:march-2011-player-of-the-month&catid=117:awards&Itemid=333). Small world.

    Happy Travels.

  3. I enjoyed speaking with you on Tuesday. You are an interesting young woman & are living a lifestyle that I would have loved when I was young. West Windsor was enriched by your presence. I am going to check on that LGEnv. Thanks for your encouragement 🙂
    Joyful traveling,

  4. Hi!!!! I’m a Cairn Terrier owner and when I seen your Scottie, Pippi, I just had to follow…He is adorable. My Cairn, Trevor, sends out a big woof to Pippi. May you be blessed with safe travel always. Woof…writetowag

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