I was born and raised in Tennessee where I developed an interest in the outdoors, specifically the mountains of the western United States. I traveled via bus at 15 for the first time to Cody, WY where I spent all summer hiking and horse backing every trail within 50 miles. Obviously. I was instantly hooked!!! After graduating I was on my way back to Cody the following day. My next 25 years were spent primarily as a nomad, traveling between WY, MT, WA, OR, and AK, exploring as much of the outdoors as the NW has to offer.
Between personal travels, I have continued my education focusing on Forestry and Outdoor Recreation and Leadership. I arranged outdoor activities on the inside passage of Alaska for an adventure cruise line, and most recently have managed an outdoor adventure company based out of Yellowstone. I have planned, implemented, and guided a large assortment of adventures including, but not limited to: Guided hikes, sightseeing, plane tours, ORV tours, Wild Mustang Tours, Yellowstone Adventures, ghost town tours, Native American Cultural and Historic tours, rafting, kayaking, and more. I recently took a few years to try out a career in law enforcement, yet find myself drawn back to the life and career I love, outdoor adventure. I am extremely excited to be a part of Austin Adventures and look forward to meeting you for your next adventure.
Buffalo Bill’s original barn and hunting cabin on Carter Mountain, WY.
Copper Lakes in Sunlight Basin, Rockies, WY. Starts off at a historic mining town, Lee City. Your legs and lungs will burn with the extreme elevation gain in only a few short miles. However, you are rewarded with 2 picture-perfect mountain lakes to cool you off at the end of your trek.
Reading, Fishing, Cooking, Woodworking, and Carpentry.