Professional Tour Director
I do not bring back from a journey quite the same self that I took. —W. Somers...
It goes without saying that I love to travel since my first journey away from home was at fourteen, and my first foreign trip to England and Scotland was at seventeen. Since then I’ve visited 50 US states and 28 foreign countries and still love to travel!
But more importantly, I love staging interesting travel and outdoor experiences for both Americans and foreigners coming to the USA. I like to tie the past with the present and imagine a future with the landscape, history, familiar film and literature, and a touch of humor to spark client’s imagination of what was and is America today. I use popular music and film soundtracks creating an ambiance of time travel. Culture and landscape combined take clients to imaginative, yet real places.
I connect people with nature and places in ways they’ll remember after the trip is over!.............
DeTours of Nevada, GetAmerica, Adventure Travel West
Incredible Adventures San Francisco & Las Vegas, Explore – UK
California Tours, Pacific Delight, Brendan Tours;
Australian Travel Service, Baja Adventures, TrekAmerica;
USA, CA: San Francisco, Yosemite, Sonoma Wine Country, Gold Country, Los Angeles, Beverly HIlls, Hollywood, San Diego
USA, Southwest: Las Vegas; UT: Bryce, Zion, Arches, Monument Valley;
USA, Rocky Mountains: Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Glacier;
|Certified Tour Director||International Tour Management Institute, San Francisco|
|Certified Tour Guide||Las Vegas Tour Guide Guild|
|Master Educator||Leave No Trace, Boulder CO|
|Wilderness First Aid, CPR Certified||American Red Cross, Las Vegas, NV|
|University of California, Davis||BA, Geography & Regional Planning||1993|
|Canada College, Redwood City, CA||AA, Tourism||1990|
|Mesa College, San Diego, CA||AA, English||2010|
|University of Nevada, Cooperative Ext., Las Vegas, NV||Certified Nevada Naturalist||2009|
The Teacher (very student friendly)
The Old Pro (experienced, has a proven system)
The Student of the Game (extensively trained / licensed)
experienced, trained, Southwest, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming,