Meet The Crew

Our recipe for success is a mix of diverse personalities, backgrounds, and interests topped with a heap of energy, experience and humor!

Your guide may be a biologist, chef, musician, fireman, veteran, or a photographer. Diverse as we are, we share our enthusiasm and love for our natural surroundings. Our respect for the natural resource runs deep.  Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is key to offerinig meaningful adventures that spark a passion for the outdoors.

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STAFF PROFILES

Antonio Trujillo

Antonio Trujillo

Professional Guide / Instructor

Kayak and canoe instructor, Backcountry Guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Responder, and CPR/AED & Wilderness Medicine instructor.

Joyce Kehoe

Joyce Kehoe

Director of Operations / Instructor

Management of daily operations, tours, and retail sales, Wilderness Medicine Instructor.

Steve Kehoe

Steve Kehoe

Launch Coordinator / Driver

A seasoned veteran of Desert Adventures, all things driving, and problem solver extraordinaire.

Gabriel Chavez

Gabriel Chavez

Professional Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), and Wilderness First Responder.

Izzy Collett

Izzy Collett

Instructor / CEO

ACA trained kayak and canoe instructor, Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness Medicine instructor.

Dominique Ianni

Dominique Ianni

Reservation Specialist

Reservations and logistics for all adventure tours, rentals, and retail sales.

Regina Hess

Regina Hess

Professional Guide / Instructor

ACA trained kayak and canoe instructor, backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness Medicine instructor.

Delia "D" Daily

Delia "D" Daily

Reservation Specialist

Reservations and logistics for all adventure tours, rentals, and retail sales.

Kristen Taylor

Kristen Taylor

Professional Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), and Wilderness First Responder.

Ray Montry

Ray Montry

Driver / Warehouse Crew

Responsible for launches, take-outs, shuttles, as well as warehouse and field support.

Keifer Reinhart

Keifer Reinhart

Warehouse Crew / Field Support

Responsible for trip preparation, loading & cleaning boats & equipment; field support.

Neil Kesterson

Neil Kesterson

Professional Guide / Instructor

Backcountry Guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Responder, and CPR/AED & Wilderness Medicine instructor.

Steve Dessinger

Steve Dessinger

Professional Guide / Instructor

Primitive skills instructor, backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Responder, and CPR/AED & Wilderness Medicine instructor.

Aaron Kehoe

Aaron Kehoe

Asst. Warehouse Manager / Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Aid provider.

Gianni Santin

Gianni Santin

Professional Guide / Instructor

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), and Wilderness First Responder.

Zachery Moreno

Zachery Moreno

Reservation Specialist

Reservations and logistics for all adventure tours, rentals, and retail sales.

Ryder Houser

Ryder Houser

Warehouse Crew / Field Support

Responsible for trip preparation, loading & cleaning boats & equipment; field support.

Jacob Mitro

Jacob Mitro

Professional Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Aid provider.

Joe Hjortshoj

Joe Hjortshoj

Professional Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), and Wilderness First Responder.

Luke Murray

Luke Murray

Professional Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), and social media contributor.

Sarra Jones

Sarra Jones

Professional Guide / Instructor

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness Fist Responder, and CPR/AED & Wilderness Medicine instructor.

Justin Faulkner

Justin Faulkner

Warehouse & Field Support MGR

Oversees all warehouse and fleet operations, maintenance, and field support; Wilderness First Responder.

Satara Cooley

Satara Cooley

Professional Guide / Instructor

ACA certified kayak instructor, backcountry guide (hiking/paddling), and Wilderness First Responder.

Luke Howland

Luke Howland

Professional Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Aid provider.

Paul Trepanier

Paul Trepanier

Professional Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Aid provider.

Scott MacTavish

Scott MacTavish

Professional Guide / Instructor

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Responder, and CPR/AED & Wilderness Medicine instructor.

Scott Murray

Scott Murray

Launch Coordinator / Driver

Responsible for launches, take-outs, shuttles, livery services and delivery.

Kevin Garda

Kevin Garda

Professional Guide

Backcountry guide (hiking, biking, paddling), Wilderness First Aid provider.

 
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“Nature is not a place to visit.  It is home.”  ― Gary Snyder