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.