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Matt Cairns

Multi-day Tours Guide

Guiding since:

2014

At AOA since:

2015

Hometown:

Dellroy, Ohio

What type of tours do you guide?

Multi-day hiking and backpacking tours

Hobbies:

Being aphotographer, rock climber, mountaineer, hitchhiker.

What do you love most about guiding?

I love witnessing guests find their confidence.

A memorable moment from your job:

A black bear magically appeared in camp one night at the precise moment that I was telling two young guests about how sneaky the bears are. Apparently they understand comedic timing too.