Staff Members Archive - Incredible Adventures

Why We Love Our Team

Incredible Adventures is truly made incredible by the amazing guides that we hire. Our team members join us from all over the world, from right here in our own backyard of San Francisco, to Europe, Asia, and beyond! While no two trips you take with us will be exactly alike, the common threads that hold our team together is a common love of the great outdoors, a spirit of wanderlust, and a commitment to saving the environment in both big and small ways.

Our guides are some of the most knowledgable in the industry. When they’re not busy getting acquainted with the lands they visit every day, it’s not rare to find them reading books on California history in Dolores Park. On every tour you’ll leave with a head full of fun facts, but also a full heart from the stories that they share. The excitement and enthusiasm that the Incredible team brings to each trip is contagious!

Most of all, we’re one big family who loves what we do. We strive to extend that passion to all our guests to create lifelong memories and friendships.

Matt Gnadinger

Fleet & Safety Manager

Matt grew up in Louisville, KY where he made frequent trips to Red River Gorge and many other beautiful outdoor spots in the region. As a kid he was in scouting which allowed him to do all sorts of adventures like camping, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, rafting, etc. The summer before high school he went…
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Allen Krabill

Incredible Guide

Allen is a self-proclaimed life artist and explorer. He is forever in search of that which is real and true, and because he is always looking, he often sees the beauty that is always available to us. He has worked as an adventure travel and naturalist guide since 2007, completed a 200-hour yoga teaching certificate…
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Anthony “Buck” Cenotti

Incredible Guide

Buck grew up in rural northeastern California. He spent his days playing sports, offroading, hunting and fishing with his dad. He then went to CSU Chico and got his Bachelors in Business Administration in 2012. During this time, he went on a family trip to Costa Rica and caught the travel bug. After graduating he…
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Daniel Gail

Incredible Guide

Daniel spent the majority of his childhood on the beautiful sunny beaches of Santa Barbara, California. Being raised in a Mexican household and even living in Mexico for a portion of his younger life, caused him to speak Spanish as his first language. Growing up he got bit by the traveling bug when he had…
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Erin Rowland

Incredible Guide

Erin grew up in small-town Tennessee (hence her southern drawl). She spent her younger years playing in creeks and romping through the woods. In college she experienced her first taste of guiding while working for the Rec Center at Middle Tennessee State University. Having the opportunity to learn about and guide a variety of outdoor…
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Phil Novak

Incredible Guide

Growing up in the greater Seattle area, Phil has always had a love of the travel and the outdoors. From a young age, you could find him hiking and camping amongst the towering evergreens of the Cascade Mountains, cycling the hills of Seattle or simply strolling the shores of the Puget Sound. He completed a…
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Jay Burleson

Incredible Guide

This Florida boy heard the call of the mountains at an early age when his mother took him and his brother on a 2-week horseback riding trip in Grand Teton National Park. After receiving his degree in Communications, he moved to Colorado from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to pursue his love for…
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Jessica Worger

Incredible Guide

Jessie grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and went to Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she studied education and Spanish. Living in the adventurous state of Colorado, she had the opportunity to ski in the Rockies, summit some 14,000 ft mountains, and rock climb in the desert. After college, Jessie taught kindergarten in Singapore…
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Kate Downey

Incredible Guide

A southeastern CT native, Kate was born an outdoor and travel enthusiast. She has traveled all over the U.S., camping in the National Parks; dancing, tasting, and exploring the cities. Along with her love of adventure and nature, she has had many other loves. Since childhood her vocation was the theater. (This also imparted her…
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Kate Holden

Incredible Guide

Kate grew up with four older brothers in Ann Arbor, Michigan with the ability to spend her summer’s wakeboarding, tubing, swimming and exploring the woods surrounding her family’s cottage in central Michigan. After traveling to Beijing, China with her dad in 2010 to visit her brother, Kate fell in love with international travel and studied…
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Lana Haugberg

Incredible Guide

Lana grew up in Minnesota hiking and camping in the land of 10,000 lakes from a young age. Her parents put her on cross-country skis the moment she could walk and she also traversed those Minnesota lakes developing a love for swimming. She attended Beloit College in Wisconsin majoring in Psychology and also studying a…
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Lisa Roginson

Incredible Guide

Even though Lisa is from Buffalo, New York her favorite food is NOT buffalo wings. If you catch her during breakfast you’ll find a smiling, invigorated woman who likes piña coladas, getting caught in the rain, and long walks on the beach. Experiencing heaven on earth in the islands of the Caribbean, specifically Aruba and…
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Wes Michels-Ratliff

Incredible Guide

Wes started his guiding career in Hawaii, leading Japanese language tours. Later he guided ocean kayaking trips in New Zealand and small group camping trips across the U.S. and Canada before joining the Incredible Adventures team.

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