Alessandro Portante

Team Leader

Ciao! I’m Ale and I’m from Italy. After graduating from college where I studied physics and biology, I went to work in the film industry. Two seemingly separate paths, however … Read More

Alyssa Whoa

Team Leader

Aloha! My name is Alyssa and I’m originally from New York City, which is about as far removed from nature as it gets. With not getting enough nature at home, … Read More

Andy Giordano

Director of Education

Andy is a multidimensional educator and leader with over 14 years of experience in independent schools and athletic academies. He has a deep understanding of the development of young people … Read More

Andy Wagemaker

Co-Founder, Grand Canyon Experiences

After spending my time outdoors on the lakes of Minnesota as a child, and a few memorable years with Chris in South Bend, I moved west to Arizona and discovered … Read More

Christopher Casado

Co-Founder, Managing Member

My first trek to Mt. Whitney more than 25 years ago was my first ever over night backpacking experience, and it was completely unforgettable. When you’re a kid and hike … Read More

Dara Kelly

Manager, Grand Canyon Experiences

I grew up in suburbia and first escaped to Vermont’s Green Mountains at age nineteen. After spending several summers leading backpacking, canoeing and rock climbing trips in New England, I … Read More

David Sayer

Director of Operations

Originally a sailor from Rhode Island, Dave traded the ocean for the mountains back in 2010 after a transformative solo backpacking experience in Big Sur. He has since logged back … Read More

Dirk Veenema

Team Leader

I’m working on my bio, check back shortly!

Kate Hill

Team Leader

My name is Kate Hill. I’m originally from Tahoe, California but currently live in Denver, Colorado. My love for being on trail stems from a childhood spent in the Sierra … Read More

Kyle Higgins

Team Leader

I started backpacking as a kid in North Carolina, doing week long sections of the Appalachian trail. From there I took up photography to capture the adventures I had on … Read More

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Mike Murphy

Co-Founder, Trans-Sierra Route

I first began guiding the trans-sierra trail as a professional guide for the City of Visalia, CA recreation department in 1983. This trail has become a part of me. I’ve … Read More

Nathan Calabro

Team Leader

A few words that frame my experience are New Hampshire, skiing, backpacking, astronomy, and education. I prefer being outdoors, and love sharing the joy of discovering something new with others. … Read More

Sani Post

Support Guide

Working on it!  Bio coming soon.