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Joyce Kehoe

Director of Operations / Instructor


Camp Pendleton, CA, grew up in Snoqualmie, WA



Favorite Trip:

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon and Washington.

Joyce is originally from Snoqualmie, Washington. She grew up inner tubing the Snoqualmie River and hiking Mt Si and Mt Ranier. As a teen, her family took a coast to coast camping trip in each of the 50 states. As an adult her adventures include horseback riding in Jamaica, elephant riding in Thailand and snorkeling in the Caribbean.

'Joyus' as we call her, has Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and is a Certified Fitness Instructor. When we asked her what she had been doing for the past 10 years, she said, "Evolving!" If we had to describe Joyce is one word, it would be 'Resilient'. Her proudest accomplishment is being a mom.

Joyce wears many hats at Desert Adventures; Sales & Marketing Director, Logistics Coordinator, Office Manager, and Solver of Problems (big or small). She is an integral player in the development of new programs, tours, and operations.

Joyce Kehoe


Yoga & Fitness Instructor, SUP, Backpacking, Hiking, Kayak, Canoe, CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor, Wilderness Medicine Instructor.


CPR/AED, First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Epi-Pen Administration, Leave No Trace, Kayak Safety & Rescue, ASHI Wilderness Medicine Instructor, Fitness and Yoga Instructor


If I had a super power: I'd heal broken spirits
Weakness: Delicious food and wine, flip flops
Outdoor Dish: Breakfast!!
Wild Waters: The Rogue River in Oregon, Virgin River in Utah
Top Trail: Mayan Ruins near Merida and Chichen Itza, Mexico
Can't live without: Lip balm and sunglasses
Good Book: The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz
Scariest moment: Witnessed 3 people drown in Cabo San Lucas
Bucket List: Backpack Europe; Hike the Appalachian Trail

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