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 knowledgeable 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.

Aiden Gallic

Incredible Guide

Aiden grew up thinking that the term “vacation” required, by definition, a long drive, a tent, and lots of mosquito spray. Every summer, his family would pack up their minivan and travel to different National Parks all across the US. This upbringing instilled in Aiden a passion for exploration and helped foster a deep respect…
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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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Brian Baird

Incredible Guide

Brian is a big fan of the great outdoors and is happiest out soaking up the sun and getting dirty hiking and biking in the mountains. In the past Brian has traveled much of the country and has called Maine and New York home for periods of time, but is a true California boy at…
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Brittni Phillips

Incredible Guide

Originally from New Jersey, Brittni thought she was a city girl so she packed up her bags and moved to NYC. She lived there for 12 years before taking a long weekend trip out to Yosemite National Park and that was it for her- as they say, the mountains were calling and Brittni didn’t just…
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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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Ellen Etrheim

Incredible Guide

Ellen grew up in central Wisconsin and moved out to Montana after high school to attend the University of Montana in Missoula. She quickly fell in love with the mountains and has been living in the area ever since. While in college, she studied abroad in Chile for a year, igniting a lifelong passion for…
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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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Kate Downie

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 Rose

Incredible Guide

Kate grew up in Oregon and California before moving to Florida in her teenage years. In these flat lands, she spent her time hosting trivia shows, performing stand up comedy, and playing competitive roller derby. After evacuating from a hurricane to North Carolina, she fell in love with traveling and mountains. She took any opportunity…
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Kayla Belgiano

Incredible Guide

Originally having studied and worked in the fashion industry in Los Angeles, Kayla chose to trade it all for a backpack and adventure. She set off on a solo backpacking trip through South America which was only meant to last a few months, but ended up changing her life for good, converting her into a…
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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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Mike Harding

Incredible Guide

Mike grew up in a red house just 5 miles from the White House in Washington D.C. His love of the outdoors got him out of the city most weekends when he was growing up and he went on to get a degree in Wildlife and Fishery Science from Penn State University. Mike guided his…
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Mitch Brown

Incredible Guide

Mitch Brown was born in Duluth, MN and lived in Two Harbors along the shores of Lake Superior (a.k.a. the Norwegian Riviera). At age eight he moved with his family to Ontario, Canada, living in Haliburton and Newmarket for seven years before moving back to the US. Subsequent moves to Michigan & Massachusetts followed. Extended…
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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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Ron Prince

Incredible Guide

Ron Prince took his first trip to Europe when he was 23 years old and has been traveling ever since. After graduating college, he took his second trip to Europe for a year and was hooked. The next 30 years has been spent between working and going on trips to Asia, Europe, South America, island…
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