I am a native fourth generation Arizonan. My great grandfather was a rancher in the Bradshaw Mountains just outside of Prescott, Arizona. I have traveled far away from Arizona, following my heart, only to be lead back home to familiar landscapes of Arizona. I love it here in the Southwest. I love the little details about the wildlife, the Aspens and the Ponderosa Pine that makes up our forests. My grandmother was a professor and researcher of geology and paleontology for many years of her life. I was lucky as a child to be brought up in to that world, getting to go on many field trips with her. I went to college in Flagstaff and first majored in Astronomy and Physics working in astronomy as a part time cataloger for an astronomic research team called N-Stars. I loved astronomy but, I changed my major to Hotel and Restaurant Management because I wanted more flexibility in my future life. I wanted to travel and I feel switching to Hospitality opened many positive doors for me. I enjoy what I do.
I have just broken off of a major tour operator in the Phoenix area (Detours of Arizona) to move back to Flagstaff and craft my own brand of tour based on authenticity and hospitality. I have carefully constructed my own guiding business complete with a CUA for the Grand Canyon National Park and 2 million dollars of general liability and commercial vehicle insurance. I have gone through every step of this process to ensure that I am offering the best service and experience obtainable. I am confidant in my abilities to lead an excellent tour. While I was with Detours of Arizona, I obtained over 40 5-star reviews on various websites. I am excited to be able to continue guiding!
My heart is in Flagstaff, it's been my home over the past 10 years. I always keep coming back for the lands, the history, the Grand Canyon, the stoic geology with its Wingate and Navajo sandstone. I'm excited to show off my back yard!
I graduated with a Bachelors of Science with a degree in Hospitality.
I am one of the top ranked guides on various travel websites for Northern Arizona.
I am currently certified as a Wilderness First Responder and have been since 2012.
I am a former member of the Professional Ski Instructor of America (PSIA Level 1 Instructor).
I am a fourth generation Arizonan who grew up working with horses and going on adventures with my grandmother who was a professor of Geology and Paleontology in Phoenix.