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.
Born in Alaska and raised in Minnesota, Hannah Callahan’s love for the outdoors resulted in traveling the United States in search of adventure, eventually settling in Montana where she is a professional rafting and hiking guide in the summer and ski and snowboard instructor in the winter.
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.
Prior to becoming a Glacier National Park guide in 2015, Tarek Penser worked several years for Glacier Park Boat Company while spending his spare time hiking as many of the park’s trails as he could. Tarek’s sweet demeanor and love of sharing his knowledge of the park are an asset on any trip. Living in Sweden during the off season, where he studies engineering and design, he is an avid traveler and once traveled around the world for over a year. His next goal is to ski the Vasaloppet (a 90 km Nordic ski race). In addition to skiing, he loves running, hiking, climbing, and biking.