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Our team

We pride ourselves on working with experts from several fields in the outdoors, we want every experience to give you knowledge, new skills, and a deep appreciation for the outdoors. So we work directly with local outdoor enthusiasts to bring local knowledge and experience to any adventure.

Nicki Clark

Owner - Lead Nature 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.

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.

Cecilia Figueroa

 Lead surf coach

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!

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.

 Shannon 

Gray 

Lead Surf Coach

Surfing has woven through Shannon Gray’s life for the past fifteen years and her love for the ocean has been lifelong. A circus performer and dancer by trade, Shannon brings a unique style and relationship to the board and wave, focusing on sensation, intuitive expression, and presence. Teaching surfing to others is a way that Shannon combines her love for the ocean with her love for people- there is nothing that makes her happier than helping people connect with their bodies and the sea. 

 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.

 Bryce Kirk
 

Mountain Bike Guide

Hi! My name is Bryce Kirk. I basically grew up on two wheels, exploring the wild and winding trails of my home town in the Bay Area. Since I was a little kid i could feel the overwhelming benefits from escaping into the beautiful wilderness of Mt Tamalpais:  physical, emotional, an inner peace and outer connectivity.  I always found the technical challenge of riding a mountain bike, coupled with being immersed in nature, instantly transportive; allowing me to be present in the moment, all while escaping the chaos and pressures of my daily life. At the age of 24 I founded Mt. Tam bikes, a speciality bike store located in Mill Valley, California. After a decade of running the store, I moved on to work behind the scenes with a bicycle parts manufacturer.  Part of my role was leading clinics educating dealers and customers alike on the benefits of proper bicycle fit and setup.One of my biggest passions  has always been to help everyone be comfortable on two wheels, and hopefully in turn, out and about exploring our beautiful motherlands with the same uninterrupted freedom and joy I was so lucky to experience as a child. 

I am so excited to share my knowledge and experience with you! Let’s ride!

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