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.
Mark Kutolowski is a naturalist and wilderness skills instructor. A passionate student and teacher of the ecology and natural history of Northern New England, Mark is proud to have eaten over 150 wild plant species from the region! In addition to guiding walking tours, Mark teaches wilderness survival courses at Dartmouth College and also leads retreats exploring the relationship between wilderness living and contemplative spirituality.
Deborah Lewis’ enthusiasm for her adopted state of Vermont overflows into everything that she does. She enjoys guiding hikes, searching for buried treasure, and creating trails on the land surrounding her cabin west of Middlebury, Vermont. The winter season finds her teaching her children to cross-country ski. A former corporate consultant, Deborah is happiest on the trail with her Robert Frost poetry in hand.
Marina Meerburg can be found hiking the green hills of Vermont every morning with her dog. Born and raised in Sweden, Marina lives in Stowe and works as a freelance translator. She is an avid outdoor and exercise enthusiast and has been a ski instructor at Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, for over 20 years. Marina also enjoys mountain biking and is a certified Nordic Walking instructor. As a guide, sharing the beauty and treasures of the Green Mountain State is her passion.
Matthew Witten is writer and performer as well as a guide who has studied the Champlain Valley’s environment and history as a longtime adjunct of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum staff. A native Vermonter, Matthew leads boating and hiking trips and travels the northeast as a performing musician, songwriter, and storyteller. He also coordinates a network of River Watch volunteers, who monitor streams in western Vermont.
Although Tim Smith’s vocation is teaching, his passion is the outdoors. Currently he divides his time between Vermont where he resides, and the Southwest where he spends his free time hiking the canyons and mesas. A self taught naturalist, Tim truly looks forward to sharing his passion for the Southwest with Country Walkers’ guests on our Colorado & Utah tour. Tim can be found hiking, canoeing, snowshoeing or skiing during his free time.