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. The winter season finds her teaching children to cross-country ski. A former corporate consultant, Deborah is happiest on the trail with her Robert Frost poetry in hand.
Maggie Anderson, both a massage therapist and yoga instructor, has always been an avid outdoor enthusiast. She spent 5 years working for the Adirondack and Green Mountains Clubs doing everything from ridge running to stewarding trail maintenance projects. Her love for hiking inspired her to hike Vermont’s Long Trail 3 times and attempt an Appalachian Trail through hike. When not enjoying the trails you can find her training for triathlons, listening to live music, and practicing headstands.
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.
Lisa Kutolowski guides with a deep love for people, and for the magic that comes when a new community of walkers comes together to explore and grow in the outdoors. A professional sourdough bread baker who is passionate about the health and vitality of Vermont’s local food systems, Lisa lives off the grid on her homestead in Strafford. Also a seasoned back-country guide, one of her most challenging and rewarding experiences was leading a 40-day canoe pilgrimage on the Connecticut River with her husband and fellow co-guide, Mark.