Kelly Boire is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has been guiding, teaching and lecturing in the North Lake Tahoe area for over 15 years. She received her degree in horticulture/botany while working abroad on an organic farm in Sussex, England.
After relocating back in the United States, she settled in Truckee, CA and has worked as a naturalist guide and outdoor educator in the Lake Tahoe area, Yosemite, Mendocino, Point Reyes, Olympic Peninsula and Moab. She currently divides her guiding time between a number of outdoor recreation companies that cater to a wide range of clients. Her work with Gateway Mountain Center gives her an opportunity to coordinate with schools from all over the country toteach children hands-on about natural history, ecology, and botanical illustration, as well as facilitate outdoor sports such as climbing, hiking, snowshoeing and skiing.
Her work with Tahoe Trips and Trails allows her to lead active adults and seniors on adventures of their choice, whether that is hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or horseback riding. Through these active pursuits she shares her knowledge and love of the outdoors by teaching others to explore the natural world with enthusiasm and a sense of fun!
Brooke Butler has been an educator and guide of outdoor adventures all over the United States and Western Canada for over a dozen years. In addition to guiding trips, Brooke is acknowledged as a master healer and a Certified Body Talk Practitioner. With a BS in Biology from FSU, Brooke has a scientific understanding of the physical body that is deep and comprehensive; as a Reiki Master, she is deeply attuned to the unseen energy systems of the body. A native Floridian, Brooke came to Tahoe to be close to the earth. Her deep connection with nature has helped her find deeper healing for herself and others. She is a well-liked and trusted member of the North Lake Tahoe community and in her spare time is an avid outdoor athlete, teacher and perpetual student of yoga, and loves to explore the natural world. Her future goals include bringing energy medicine into the wilderness and community outreach in third world countries.
Tim Hauserman wrote the guidebook to The Tahoe Rim Trail, as well as Monsters in the Woods: Backpacking with Children, and Cross-Country Skiing in the Sierra Nevada. He writes frequently on outdoor topics for a variety of publications. Tim teaches cross-country skiing at Tahoe Cross-Country Ski area in Tahoe City, and has been a professional hiking guide since 1998 leading trips in Yosemite, the California Coast, Death Valley and in the Tahoe-Sierra region. He enjoys road and mountain biking, hiking and kayaking and has been practicing yoga for 10 years.