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Todd Burleson

President and Founder

Peter Athans

Advisor

Devin Bishop

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Michael Horst

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Ben Jones

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Paul Koubek

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

Lee Lazzara

Guide: Washington, International

Victor McNeil

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Peter Moore

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Eric Murphy

Guide: International, Everest, Alaska. Kilimanjaro Program Manager

Jose Luis Peralvo

Guide: International

Lakpa Rita Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Stuart Robertson

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Brien Sheedy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Jonathon Spitzer

Guide: International, Washington, Alps Director

Vern Tejas

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Craig Van Hoy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Lead Guide Staff

Fred Alldredge

Guide: Washington

Javier Bello

Trekking Guide: Peru

Tim Brown

Guide: Alps

Dylan Cembalski

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tom Chambers

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Madhu Chikkaraju

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Connor Chilcott

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Patrick Chu

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Sara Cohen

Guide: Washington, International

John Collis

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tim Connelly

Guide: Alps

Mike Coyle

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Emilie Drinkwater

Guide: Alaska

Aili Farquhar

Guide: Alaska

David Gottlieb

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joda Hankins

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Josh Harris

Guide: Washington, International

Dennis Haskell

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Hauf

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International

Sam Hennessey

Washington, Alaska, International

Kurt Hicks

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Bryce Hill

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Troy Hoff

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Carrie Holloway

Guide: Washington, International

Brian Houle

Guide: Washington, Mongolia, Alaska, International

Michael Hutchins

Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joe Kluberton

Alaska Operations Manager, AK Yak Treks

Pete Lardy

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Eric Larson

Guide: Alps

Mike Lewis

Guide: Washington

Micah Lewkowitz

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Evan Miller

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Nik Mirhashemi

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Rachel Molstad

Guide: Washington, Bolivia

Cecelia Mortenson

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

David Morton

Guide: Washington, International

Nick Mullan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Willy Oppenheim

Guide: Washington

Patrick Ormond

Guide: Alps

Danny Ozment

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Robin Pendery

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Lyra Pierotti

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Prudhomme

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Race

Guide, Alaska

Peter Ramos

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Jonas Rutta

Lead Tanzanian Guide

Eric Salazar

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Jose Leonardo Salazar

Guide: Ecuador

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Guide: Washington, International

Dmitry Sidorov

Guide: Alaska

Jayson Simons-Jones

Guide: Washington, Alps

Erin Smart

Guide: Alps

Kirah Solomon

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Joe Stock

Guide: Alps

Kieran Sullivan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dylan Taylor

Guide: Alps

John Van Nostrand

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Don Wargowsky

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dave Watson

Guide: Washington

Matthew Wiech

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Chris Wright

Guide: Alps

Anna Zajicek

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Mountain Guide Staff

Yatish Bahuguna

Guide: India

Peter Biskind

Guide: Alaska

Jonathan Cahill

Guide: Washington

Jeff Dobronyi

Guide: Washington

Andrew Dyer

Guide: Washington

Marina Fitzpatrick

Guide: Washington

Andy Gill

Mountain Guide: Washington

Alex Gonzales-Cress

Guide: Washington

Jón Yngvi Gylfason

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Andy Hansen

Guide: Washington

Emily Hay

Guide: Washington

Trevor Husted

Guide: Washington

Felipe Jacome

Guide: Ecuador

Izzy Lazarus

Guide: Washington

Towner Menefee

Guide: Washington

Caleb Merrill

Guide: Washington

Míó

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Brian Muller

Guide: Washington

Gary Newmeyer

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Don Nguyen

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Nate Opp

Guide: Washington

Erin Pollock

Guide: Alaska, Washington

Matthew Rosenberg

Guide: Washington

Alan Rousseau

Guide: Alps

Eddie Schoen

Guide: Washington

Fura Kancha Sherpa

Guide: International

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Ang Gyaljen Sherpa

Guide: Washington

Phura Geljen Sherpa

Guide: Washington

Matt Skorina

Guide: Washington

Carole Tejas

Guide: International, Nepal Program Director

Arielle Todd

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Koby Yudkin

Guide: Washington

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