I started my mountain life writing and performing interpretive theatre as a park naturalist and hiking park trails as a trail crew member. In the romantic setting of the rockies I found my soul mate, and have joined Dave on his adventures as a National Park Warden and wildfire specialist. We have lived in remote warden stations, explored the backcountry on horseback, and raised a kid who is fully in love with nature.
For the last 25 years I have been guiding and writing science-based exhibits and articles. Recently I was awarded a Master Level Intepretive Guide designation by my guiding community. I love hearing guests saying that I opened up a world that they would have missed had they gone on the trails themselves, or experienced a cool spot, not found on the well-worn tourist brochures. I like to personalize each trip, so that I work within your interests and phyisical abilities. Trails and destinations are chosen to highlight the time of year your are visiting- maybe it is a meadow bursting with alpine flowers, or a road that has recently seen grizzlies and black bears feasting on plants.
I love sharing nature with children, and make sure that kids are entertained and willing participants. I have spent years guiding seniors both on gentle walks and advanced hikes. For families and individuals that would like a challenge, I have some fantastic full day hikes that let us reach elevations with breath-taking vistas.
Most of all, I hope I am a match-maker, having my guests fall deeply in love with this remarkable mountain environment.
A Recent Review of this guide
We had a wonderful time with Kirsten! A guide could not have been better. She was a gracious hostess to us visitors. Very knowledgable, sensitive to our desires for our experience, gave great suggestions for other days.
Master Certified Interpretive Guide
Licenced to work in Jasper National Park
CANSI LEVEL 1 x-country ski instructor
Wilderness First Aid Certification
Class 4 drivers licence- can be hired to drive a vehicle under 22 passengers.
Member of the Interpretive Guides Association
I do not provide transportation. I either accompany you in your vehicle or will meet you at the trail-head.
Waivers need to be signed to participate in hikes/walks.