Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.
Carolyn Beecher is in her element in Glacier National Park, where she has been guiding for over 25 years. Her love of nature is contagious as she offers fun facts about flora, wildlife, geology, and cultural history. She makes her home in the foothills of Montana’s Mission Mountains, where she has lived and worked since 1980. Also a big fan of Utah’s canyon country, she has been backpacking and exploring the red rocks and slot canyons since the1980s. She’ll tune your ears to the song of the canyon wren, and open your eyes to the big skies of the West.
Jennifer Buls hails from Great Falls, Montana, and has worked as a rafting and hiking guide since 2002. Gifted in plant identification, Jennifer studied Forest Resource management. When not guiding, one can find her working in a local gear shop or out on the slopes snowboarding.
Karen Dion hails from Lakeside, Montana, on the shores of the great Flathead Lake. Having spent much of her life hiking through the pristine landscapes of her big backyard—Glacier National Park—she loves sharing her intimate knowledge of the region’s history, flora, and geology. Her joyful demeanor and contagious smile make her the ideal traveling companion and guests will love chatting with her about her other passions as well: working as a health and wellness coach, skiing, spending time with her family, and exploring the world.
Originally from Colorado, Emily Downing fell in love with the remote feel of Glacier National Park and feels fortunate to work in such an amazing place. With a degree in wilderness studies from the University of Montana, Emily loves sharing her knowledge of flora and fauna, and her enthusiasm for the outdoors is contagious.
Corrie Holloway grew up in New Hampshire but headed west for college and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Parks and Recreation/Outdoor Leadership. This degree has served her well guiding in Glacier National Park since 1997. When not skiing or guiding, Corrie enjoys sharing her love of Glacier with her two young children.
For over 20 years, Peggy Dees has been hiking and backpacking in Glacier National Park and guiding since 1999. She is an experienced and enthusiastic naturalist who is happiest out on the trail with guests. She can also be found volunteering in Yellowstone National Park and in the off season, exploring the perpetual green wonderland of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges in the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her family and labradoodles.