Katie grew up on the East Coast and found her love for the outdoors her first time camping in the White Mountains as a kid. Her passions for adventure lead her to Northern Maine where she spent her summers living in a tent and guiding Class IV-V whitewater. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Tourism Management with a Concentration in Adventure, Sport & Nature-Based Tourism at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Looking for her next great adventure she headed west to Big Sky, Montana where she spent her winters as a Professional Ski Patroller and a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT. When she isn’t guiding, she enjoys spending as much time as she can hiking, biking, rafting, canyoneering & skiing.
Katie's Guide Survey:
What's your favorite destination?
Living in Montana any day off feels like a mini vacation, its beauty is amazing and there is so much to do! When I feel like getting away a road trip to explore Southern Utah never disappoints!
Also, if it involves a multiple days on the river count me in!
What are your favorite hikes?
The Gallatin Divide trail has some pretty spectacular 360 degree views of mountains.
Any slot canyon in Southern Utah.
What's your favorite bike ride?
When I lived in Vermont I rode my bike almost every day at Cady Hill.
I really enjoy the slick rock trails in Moab & Dead Horse Point State Park.
What's your favorite trip to guide?
Utah: Bryce & Zion
There's just something about Zion in particular that makes me feel at home. It's a very special place to me and seeing it through guest's eyes makes me appreciate it even more.
What do you do that makes a guest's vacation special?
I really enjoy surprises! Going the extra mile to make the trip something you will remember forever.
When did you first catch the travel bug?
When I graduated from High School I really enjoyed going on road trips with my friends, it didn't matter where. It was always fun to go somewhere new!
When I was in College I went on a trip to Beijing and Shanghai. It was my first time out of the country and it really had an impact on me and inspired my desire to see more of the world.
Hobbies: Volunteering as an EMT