Eric grew up in Virginia and cultivated his love of hiking and all things outdoors in the Shenandoah valley. In 2016, he graduated from James Madison University with a Journalism degree.
While in college, Eric spent his summers working as a lifeguard in Bethany Beach, Delaware and loves being near the ocean. This past fall, Eric spent three months working for a conservation corps doing trail work in national parks and forests around California. This opportunity allowed him to travel and led him to become interested in working as a guide for Incredible Adventures. Eric enjoys meeting new people and is eager to introduce California to new visitors.
He completed a 5,000-mile road trip from Boston to San Francisco on his motorcycle as a way of moving out to the west coast. He’s very interested in all the climbing opportunities in California and is eager to continue living in San Francisco.
As a South Bay Area native I grew up in the Santa Cruz Mtns catching salamanders and exploring the Redwoods in my back yard before developing a lifelong passion for the the ocean thru surfing. Since then most free moments have been spent scouring the coast of California in search of cold water thrills. Forever amazed with nature, I’m most inspired and happy when outdoors or traveling and learning new things. The best year of my life was most definitely a year spent living out of a backpack in South America wandering around the Andes learning Spanish along the way.
At one time I had a more normal career in construction management but opted for one where I could learn and teach for a living. The last 3 years I’ve spent learning to work with reptiles and amphibians with a local outdoor ed group which brings animals from all over the world into SF classrooms. 10 ft Burmese Python named Blondie is always the favorite but my personal favorites are Tree Frog Fred and Speedy the Gopher Snake. In my free time you will still find me surfing but also hiking the many gems just south of San Francisco. Favorite thing about the city itself….its tacos! But a few other things as well!
Although she was born in a small California town, Sam has had an adventurous life from the start. Shortly after she was born her family moved to Alaska for her father’s job as a helicopter pilot. At the age of 10 her family sold everything they owned, drove from Homer, Alaska to St. Augustine, Florida in a motor-home and bought a sailboat. The next 5 years were spent sailing throughout the Caribbean and South America, which is where her love of travel was cultivated.
The family eventually moved to Washington state, and Sam began pursuing adventurous jobs, from Yellowstone National Park to Spain. After backpacking around South America, Africa and Europe, she settled down in Spain for about a year and began teaching English. She eventually returned to the US and began to work as a tour leader and has lead tours for over 40,000 miles to 22 states.
When Sam isn’t on the road she enjoys getting caught up in a good book, sleeping under the stars on camping trips, scouting out the neighborhoods best coffee shops, and eating more Mexican food than is probably healthy.