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Alaska Guide: Nikki KeelyBack to Guide Pages >>
Guides Blair Peck
and Nikki Keely
Short Bio: Born and raised in the Alleghany Mountains of Northwest Pennsylvania, it was only natural for Nikki to develop a personal relationship with the wilderness. After transplanting herself in North Carolina, that relationship only grew stronger. While pursuing a degree in Outdoor Recreation Management at East Carolina University, Nikki honed her guiding skills leading kayaking, caving, and backpacking trips for the Adventure Center. As a Graduate student studying Recreation and Parks Administration, she taught semester-long classes in Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Programming.
Whether it is a 15 day sail to St. Thomas, a weeklong kayak expedition through the Florida Everglades, a weekend of underground exploration in the caves of Virginia, or guiding an Austin-Lehman trip, Nikki lives for adventure. She is passionate about life, people, wilderness, music, and laughing. Nothing makes her happier than sharing those passions with others.Trips Guided by Nikki:
- Yellowstone- Adult and Family
- Glacier National Park
- Alaska - Best of the Greatland
- Alaska Family - Glaciers & Wildlife
- Bryce Zion - Red Rock Wonders
What’s your favorite vacation destination?
Out in the deep blue with a full sail
What’s your favorite hike?
The Narrows in Zion National Park
What’s your favorite bike ride?
What’s your favorite trip to guide?
What do you do that makes a guest’s vacation special?
Favorite Movies: The Shawshank Redemption, High Fidelity and Transformers
Favorite Book: Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Favorite Song: Depends on my mood, music is a big part of my life
Favorite Outdoor Activity? Sea Kayaking
Describe the most amazing experience you’ve had while guiding a trip:
When did you first catch the travel bug?
What are your hobbies?