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.
Sarah Mickler grew up at home in the outdoors, exploring the Carolinas from the mountains to the coast, building tree houses and catching blue crabs. She studied architecture, historic preservation, and city planning in Charleston, SC, and worked for a while as a draftsman on renovations and restorations of many of the city’s grand antebellum mansions. Sarah has been leading tours in the Lowcountry since 2012, alternating guiding with her passion for adventure travel which allows her to be out in the sunshine and the salty air, showing off the beauty of the South and passing along the history and the natural science that make the area so special. When not guiding or off adventuring, Sarah lives in the tiny house she built for herself and tends her garden and her bee hives.
Natalie Moore started her career in the outdoors working as a deckhand on tour boats in Alaska. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology from the College of Charleston, she worked for the National Park Service as a ranger, maintenance worker, and wildlife biologist in Kings Canyon, Death Valley, and Channel Islands, which led her to a career in adventure travel. Natalie now lives back in Charleston, where she works as a naturalist on a nearby barrier island and as a bicycle mechanic in a local bike shop. When she’s not guiding in South Carolina and Georgia, teaching children’s classes on southeastern reptiles, or fixing bikes, you can find her in a kayak, on a trail, or on a road trip.
Deb Van Schaack
Originally from the shores of Lake Ontario in upstate New York, Deb Van Schaack has called the Green Mountains of Vermont home for the past 35 years. She spent her previous life as a public high school counselor and has always loved all things outdoors-learning everything she can about the wonders of the natural world around us. She also has a passion for long distance hiking, completing both the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail in the US and tackling some long-distance paths in Europe as well. When not guiding, Deb enjoys seasonal employment reading college admissions applications, traveling as much as she can, and working at a local vineyard.