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Marin Outdoor Adventure is committed to offering authentic experiences through the eyes of local experts. We specialize in infusing our adventures with mindfulness. Our hope is to inspire, empower and awaken others to a conscious way of being outside.
Nicki Clark, Owner & Lead Adventure Guide
Born and raised in Marin County, I've loved outdoor activities since childhood. I grew up surfing, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Prior to having my two children I worked as a raft guide, mountain bike guide, snowboard instructor, glacier guide, surf instructor and personal trainer, in many different places.
My passion is connecting others with the therapeutic benefits of nature and adventure. I believe in the positive power and benefits of mindfulness, and often incorporate mindful practice into the adventures I lead. When I’m not hanging out with my two amazing kids, you will find me leading an adventure, or out on one myself! I am a certified meditation in nature facilitator through Mark Coleman's Awake in the Wild teacher training. I am a level 1 ISA certified surf coach as well as certified in ocean rescue.
Cecilia Figueroa, Lead surf coach & Kayak SUP guide
More than 20 years ago I moved from Chile to the United States in search of new adventures and to begin my studies in education. I have been fortunate to have lived and experienced beautiful places including Colorado. It was there, in the Rocky Mountains, where I discovered my passion for the outdoors. Hiking, biking, and skiing became my new passion and ever since I have been hooked to the beauty and magic that I find in nature. Not too long after arriving in The Bay Area, captivated by the beauty of the water world, I begin exploring the bays, estuaries, and lagoons in Marin County on kayak and SUP, and the Pacific Ocean, a.k.a. 'the blue-waves-machine' on a surfboard. Let the adventure continue!
Nick Nutu, Hiking Adventure Guide
Nick grew up in the land of blue hills known as Massachusetts. Nick has camped and backpacked all over the Appalachians, Sierras, and the jungles of Central & South America. He's even foraged mushrooms with gypsies in Romania, worked on organic farms, and kayaked the Amazon rivers with NOLS (nature outdoor leadership school). He is as comfortable as can be outdoors in the elements.
It was at the University of Arizona where he fell in love with Native American ways. From tending the land to riding horses, he has been on a journey to study with many different elders, participating in sweat lodges, vision quests, and traditional ceremonies. His dream is to help humans connect to the wild world consciously and spiritually. Nick is Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified.
Brittanie Williamson, Adventure Coordinator & Guide
Born and raised in Kansas, Brittanie moved to Marin in 2012 to begin her career as a personal trainer. With running cross country, playing basketball and soccer, she has always loved being active. After owning a Strength and Conditioning gym for 3 years she ventured out on the greatest journey of her life, hiking the entire Pacific Crest Trail in 2017. The following year she completed another thru-hike going from Slovenia down to Albania, her and her friend were the first American women to complete the trail. Her love for the outdoors and being a part of nature has grown through each experience, and sharing that love by connecting with others in nature is a true blessing.
Miranda Darley, Lead Surf Coach
A Marin County native, Miranda grew up in and on the ocean. Her passion for the sea has lead her from Indonesia to Iceland in search of waves. Dedicated to the lifestyle, she is determined to share her stoke and knowledge, offering you an experience that’s guaranteed to be inspired and authentic. Whether it's getting you to your feet for the first time or polishing your maneuvers in open-face waves, she is committed to keeping you positive, motivated and safe.
“For me, surfing is a physical and mental discipline with spiritual benefits—a shortcut to “flow-state”. It reminds me of what truly matters: to be in constant service of what brings me and others joy, to push the limits of what’s comfortable, to give myself fully, and find contentment and gratitude in whatever is given to me.”
Barbara Juniper, Mindfulness teacher and Nature guide
A fourth generation California native, raised in Mill Valley, Barbara Juniper grew up spending her play time in redwood groves and local creeks. She is a meditation teacher and Community Dharma Leader in Marin County, where she offers a community meditation group called Opening the Gate every Monday night at the Tibetan Buddhist center, Sukhasiddhi Foundation. Having spent over 30 years backpacking in the Sierra Nevada every summer and raising her three boys on rural property in the foothills of the Sierra, her love and understanding of the natural world shine brightly. Barbara will delight you with her sense of humor, her warmth, her depth of presence and her love of life. Oh, and she loves to sing, so you may hear her bust out a tune from time to time!
Casey Daigle, Mindfulness & Yoga Guide
Casey Daigle is a certified mindfulness teacher & Marin local who has spent enough time exploring the world to appreciate the truly unique beauty of the Bay Area. Casey has worked as a television producer for an outdoor travel show, a river raft guide, a yoga & mindfulness instructor & a mom. She combines her passions for travel, outdoor adventure & mindfulness developing our Zen Explorer experiences.
Casey is especially passionate about quieting our busy bodies & unplugging from our day-to-day distractions so we can be truly present to our experience & our true selves. She teaches mindfulness in elementary schools, corporations and small groups.