OUR TEAM

Willem Van Houten

Willem Van Houten

Co-owner

This is Willem, performing some oldschool repairs

Willem is a Dutch guy who’s becoming more and more Georgian by the day. He’s been living in Tbilisi since 2014, speaks the language well, and knows about all the hidden gems. Working in the past at the Dutch embassy (don’t mention this too often if you want to keep him in a good mood), at various bars/restaurants, some part-time acting (check out the video and don’t try to laugh too hard). The last couple of years Willem has been the main tour guide for Mototravel Georgia-Tbilisi: touring around the country on a motorcycle (or a big ass 4×4) to share the beauty of it.

Nika Pinturia

Nika Pinturia

Co-owner

This is Nika. Ignore the serious look on his face here, hes actually a joyful fella

Introducing first: Nika Pinturia, the COO of the company and owner of one of the most glorious beards in Georgia. A proud Mingrelian (meaning he’s from the Georgian region Samagrelo), and truly a jack of all traits. He used to be a dentist in the past, a medic in the war, but now works as a tour guide to be around the things he really likes most; motorcycles and cars. A self-proclaimed hater of the city life. The man loves to be out in the nature, go out hiking/camping, and to do some bareback horse-riding (I kid you not). Fluent in Georgian, Mingrelian, English and Russian. It’s hard to find a more chilled out individual on this globe.

Dima Badrisha Jachvilian

Dima Badrisha Jachvilian

Archaeologist & Tour guide

*Dima actually hates smoking nowadays.

Dima is an archaeologist with plenty of projects in and outside of Georgia under his belt (for instance, he was part of the discovery of winemaking evidence in Georgia dating back 8000 years). His knowledge on the local history is vast and his way of communicating stories and anecdotes to our guests is immaculate. Dima is a proud Svan guy, quite rightfully so, for Shvan (Svaneti) is one of the most beautiful mountainious regions to be found in the Caucaus and its culture goes back millennia, full of towers, legends, ancient rites and paganism.

Alexander Pkhakadze

Alexander Pkhakadze

Mechanical wizard

SANDRO. LOOK AT THAT GLORIOUS BOLD HEAD OF HIS.

Moving on to Alexander Pkhakadze. Born and raised in Georgia, he’s our Mechanical wizard who knows everything about anything with an engine. Don’t let his looks fool you: he’s not as stupid as he looks and has been working with cars and motorcycles all his life. He even ran a motorcycle-mechanic shop in frik’n New York for 2 years.

Evert Brolsma

Evert Brolsma

Co-owner

This is Evert.

Then there’s Evert, a fellow Dutch guy. Since 2015 he has been going front and back to the country, but he was too chicken to actually go out and burn his bridges. In 2018 he finally grew a pair and did it: he gave up his bank job in the Netherlands to make it in the promised land. The most recent addition to the tourguide-team excels in telling random-ass stories that are guaranteed to at least make you giggle from time to time. He knows his shit, to some extent.