Multi-day Tours Guide
2007 (rowing rafts in the Grand Canyon)
At AOA since:
What type of tours do you guide?
Multi-day Tours, with an emphasis on Grand Canyon Hiking and Backpacking
I started out as a Fisheries Biologist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department, which lead me to guiding in Grand Canyon. After seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time on a non-native fish removal trip at 27 years old, I became obsessed with it. When you are from Phoenix and your parents do not take you to the Grand Canyon…I have been going every year since 2006.
What do you love most about guiding?
I love building relationships with people that will last a lifetime and also building constituents for preserving and protecting the Grand Canyon and other Parks/Monuments around the country.
A memorable moment from your job:
Realizing that you can have a relationship with another individual even though neither of you can speak the each other’s language, but body language and smiling always help bridge language barriers.