Tyler DeVries
OWNER OPERATOR & HIKING GUIDE
Tyler DeVries was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. He graduated with a bachelors in Psychology and minors in Communication and Business. He studied abroad through a program called Semester at Sea in the Fall of 2017 where he circumnavigated the world by ship. This experience was invaluable and made him develop a love for humanity, cultures, and commitment to share the global perspective and create a community of inclusivity.
Bree Ward
HIKING GUIDE
Bree Ward grew up exploring the coastlines of Southern California and spent much of her time surfing, free diving the kelp forests, camping and exploring the western Sierras. Bree has a passion for exploration and travel, and yearns to discover new cultures, exciting challenges, different foods and unique experiences. She prides herself in pushing her boundaries and draws experience from her time spent traveling in the Caribbean, France, Spain, Mexico and Africa where she volunteered for lion conservation, experienced crocodile cage diving, bungee jumping off of Victoria Falls, and helped teach local children.
Meredith Fontana
HIKING GUIDE
Meredith Fontana is a former paleontologist turned naturalist guide, landscape photographer and outdoor educator. Originally from Houston, Texas, she moved to Denver after receiving her MS Degree in Evolutionary Biology from the George Washington University. Meredith has been part of paleontological field expeditions all over the American Southwest, and has discovered many exciting dinosaurs, reptiles, and other fascinating critters that lived millions of years ago.
Tristan Joseph
HIKING GUIDE
Tristan Joseph was born in Southwest Florida, soaking up sunshine and a desire to explore the world. He left Florida for a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and a minor in Classical Civilization at the University of California - Los Angeles. After dabbling in research after graduation, he boarded a one way flight to Thailand and never looked back. There he traversed jungle and a vastly different rural culture.  
Alli Ackerman
HIKING GUIDE
Alli is a colorful,multi-faceted go-getter and adventurer. She was born in Indiana and grew up in multiple states. Starting at a young age her love for exploring and adventure grew with each new place. Her childhood was filled with hiking, rock climbing, biking while stopping to explore forests, caves, and rivers whenever she could. Colorado’s outdoors always called to her, she moved back in 2015. With her give-it-all attitude, she immerses herself in Colorado’s outdoors as much as possible in her free time. She is proud that her first 14er was Mount Elbert, the highest summit in the Rocky Mountains. In her free time when she isn't hiking, she enjoys seeing live music, reading and traveling.
Jimmy Rougley III
HIKING GUIDE
Jimmy Rougley III was born and raised in Shreveport Louisiana.  Jimmy first visited Colorado for an  Amateur Golf Tour And moved to Colorado over a decade ago. After moving to Colorado, he starting exploring everything the state has to offer. He has grown a passion for travel, adventure, and anything that gets his adrenaline pumping and continually improves his skills and knowledge in various outdoor activities.
Sean Vieau
HIKING GUIDE
Sean Vieau was born and raised in Colorado. After graduating university with a double major in Biology and Psychology and a minor in Chemistry, he traveled the world solo, spending months WOOFing in different locals and picking up myriad skills. He learned to surf the waves of New Zealand while helping his homestay family build their shore house paradise on a world-renowned beach. He also spent time at a meditation retreat center practicing breathing meditations and yin yoga, uniting the mind with the body and connecting with fellow travelers from all over the world. In Bali he traversed the lands on a scooter - being accosted by monkeys at the famous Ubud Monkey Forest and by territorial taxi drivers while enjoying the wild night life. He further honed his surf skills on the coasts while savoring sundry new fruits and bouncing between hostels.
Ariel Needham
HIKING GUIDE
Ariel Needham grew up on the tropical beaches of Southern Florida. Between snorkeling coral reefs and yearning to find adventure in the world, she always knew she was born to travel. Summers in Ecuador and Mexico City and bringing aid to 3rd world countries, she also knew with travel she could help others. That passion bubbled over and brought her and a suitcase to Yellowstone National Park. Spending 6 months hiking, backpacking, and catching sunsets on top of peaks was fulfilling but not enough. After her time in Wyoming, Ariel found herself in one of the 7 greatest wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon.
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