Arches NP Double Arch View

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy is our Director of Tour Operations. He is an 8th generation Californian whose ancestors first came to the Golden State by covered wagon in 1859. After settling in the North Valley between Redding and Red Bluff, they moved to Sacramento where Kevin was born and raised. Graduating from…

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Ann Evans

I grew up all over the western United States, even homesteading in Alaska for a while, living in a log cabin. After graduating from Brigham Young University, I spent the next 25 years working for the Utah Department of Natural Resources, spending most of those years as a Park Ranger/Naturalist for…

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Shybree Richens

Shybree is a native to Utah and grew up in the wonderful town of St. George, nearby to Zion National Park. She grew up loving the outdoors and spent a lot of time hiking and exploring the beautiful parts of Southern Utah. She studied Recreational Management in Northern Utah and with that major she…

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Robin Luse

Joining Southwest Adventures in 2014, Robin’s trail from the farm fields of the Midwest to our deserts, canyons, mountains and forests has been a long and winding one. And he doesn’t regret a step of it. Born and raised in Indiana, Robin criss-crossed the country in a successful radio career until…

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Molly Clark

Molly grew up in small town Vermont. Ever since she could remember she always loved being outside in nature. She was drawn to the Colorado Rocky Mountains right after college. The bright sunny blue skies and majestic mountain peaks attracted her to move out west. Molly enjoys all outdoor activities…

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Madison Lenhart

Hi! I’m Madison. I was born and raised in Utah and I still love discovering amazing new places to go, and things to do here! The more time I spend exploring, the more I grow to appreciate the beauty and diversity that this part of the country has to offer. Capitol Reef is my favorite of the Utah…

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Get to Know Our Guides: Kat

I am from the East Coast, but I have loved the Southwest from afar for as long as I remember! I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, where I spent much of my childhood, moved to Marathon, Florida (the Keys) as a preteen, then onto New England for high school and college…

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GET TO KNOW OUR GUIDES: ROBIN

Robin hails from Northeastern Pennsylvania, but has since settled in Utah by way of 15 years living and working in Alaska. It was there she embraced her passion for hiking and backpacking, hiking every/any trail she could access during her time off from working as a marine biologist. In the summer…

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Shawn Horman

A native of Utah, Shawn grew up spending as much time in the outdoors as possible on family camping trips, scout camps, hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking and mountain biking. From exploring the backcountry of Yellowstone to the slick rock of southern Utah, the National Parks became a lifelong…

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