Michael's father Earl taught him the joys of nature as a young boy. Growing up he and his brothers spent their free time fishing, hunting, and observing wild places and wildlife. Although he graduated with a degree from Colgate University, his passion for wild places drove him west where he landed a job as camp cook at a hunting camp in the Teton Wilderness. For the last 27 years Mike has been working hunting camps during the fall. The past 25 years he's been a guide leading hunters through timber, and atop mountains looking for the elusive bull elk. Mike drove a horse team on the National Elk Refuge for 14 years; fed and calved cows at a local ranch for more than a dozen years; is an active volunteer firefighter in his 20th year; and now looks to his 12th year of guiding snowmobiles this winter. Mike is a veteran guide on all trips cooking a perfect steak lunch at Granite Hot Springs, playing in the powder at Togwotee, and leading an educational trip into Yellowstone, he does it all and does it well.
Julie has lived in Jackson Hole for 26 years and has spent the last 17 winters guiding snowmobile trips. She has also spent several summers running pack trips into the Teton Wilderness. She also owns and operates a pet grooming business "All About Pets". In the snowmobile arena, Julie's specialty is multi-day, overnight trips into Yellowstone National Park and the Teton National Forest. Whether it's a one day excursion or four day adventure, Julie's extensive knowledge of the geo-thermal features, and history of the area promise to make for a memorable trip.
Mike has been in Jackson Hole working ski patrol, snowmobiling and running river trips for over a decade. Mike has guided commercial raft trips on 3 different rivers for 17 years and counting, been on the Snow King Ski Patrol for over 10 years, and has been guiding commercial snowmobile tours for over 5 years. Mike has an AAS Degree in Business, and is a NOLS Graduate. He currently holds an Outdoor Emergency Care Certificate and is a member of the National Ski Patrols Pro Division.
Tom Van Zant
Tom is one of the most experienced guides working in Jackson Hole. He has been guiding snowmobiles, wildlife safaris, fishing trips and pack trips into Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and Bridger-Teton National Forest for over 25 years. Tom loves American history and specializes in the history of Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. When not guiding snowmobile tours in the winter, Tom works in Yellowstone National Park as a seasonal park ranger serving in the department of Resource Education and Youth Programs.
Born nearby in Idaho, Mark has lived in the Jackson Hole area for 22 years and knows how to make the most of the great outdoors. With over 12 years experience guiding fly-fishing trips on the river, back-country hunting camps, and snowmobiling tours, Mark knows this country like the back of his hand. Come on out and let Mark show you some of the 'good life' here in the Rockies.
Jay moved to Jackson 7 years ago to complete his architect and photography degrees. His greatest passion in life is the outdoors. He is an avid hunter, fly fisherman, snowmobiler, motocross rider, bicycle rider, skier and anything that pushes the limits of adrenalin. Jay's childhood summers were spent at his family's lodge in Cooke City, Montana (NE entrance of Yellowstone). In the summer Jay guides wildlife safaris to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Jay loves guiding guests through the deep powder fields of the Togwotee Mountain range and Yellowstone National Park.
Born in southeast Michigan, Scott moved to Jackson Hole in the spring of 1992. Scott has 13 years of experience guiding snowmobiles, and has ridden more than 125,000 miles in the Greater Yellowstone Area. Scott enjoys watching all sports, and plays competitive softball. In summer, he works as a professional river guide on the Snake in Grand Teton National Park. He enjoys sharing his knowledge of the valley with visitors. He loves spending time with his wife, Johanna, of 12 years, and daughter, Desi, 3.
Wyoming native Bob Barlow began his guiding career in the Yellowstone backcounty in 1982. He has been guiding snowmobile tours in Yellowstone since 1989. Bob spent twenty years guiding fly fishing trips as well as scenic and whitewater float trips on the Snake River. Summer and fall finds Bob guiding trail rides, horse pack trips and big game hunters. In his off time he enjoys writing outdoor articles and studying Western and Native American history.
Dean "Dino" Zimmerschied
Born in Minnesota with a zest for life in the outdoors, Dino has a deep history in the snowmobiling industry. As a former event promoter for the ISOC SnoCross circuit he found his way to Jackson and the deep mountain snow. He has been commercial snowmobile guide in Yellowstone and the surrounding backcountry for well over a decade. In the summertime you will likely find Dino on an ATV, guiding tours in the backcountry of the Jackson Hole area. Other interests include camping, hiking, and boating on our pristine mountain waters. He also may be seen cruising the parks, passes and canyons on a motorcycle tour.