EcoTour Adventure Guides

Eco Tour Adventures was created to help people connect with the natural world through wildlife observation and natural history interpretation. We believe that knowledge of the intricate workings of an ecosystem leads to a deeper appreciation and connection with the environment, which becomes reflected in more environmentally sound choices in day to day life. We are passionate about opening our guests eyes to the wonders of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and fostering their connection with the natural world. 

Eco Tour Adventures strives to be an environmentally friendly and locally sustainable business. As a Carbon Fund Partner, we are a carbon neutral business.  Supporting our local economy and giving back to organizations that protect the surrounding natural area is also very important to us. Therefore, we use local services and products whenever possible and have initiated a Dollars for Conservation program, donating 2.5% of our gross revenue to organizations that protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  In 2016 we donated over $10,000 to local conservation and research groups that protect the very resources that we enjoy on our programs.  An additional goal of Eco Tour Adventures is to be a positive role model for other businesses and our hope is to inspire more organizations to make eco friendly choices.

                             

                          Introducing our Program Leaders 2017

Taylor Phillips

Taylor Phillips

I was raised in Richmond, Virginia. Moving to Florida for a degree in environmental studies & environmental philosophy, I continued to pursue my interests in environmental education. I currently hold certification from the National Association for Interpretation as a Certified Interpretive Guide ... Read more

Josh Metten

Josh Metten

From Fort Collins, Colorado, Josh was inspired by many childhood weekends spent in Rocky Mountain National Park. His college years took him to Colorado State to study Natural Resources Management and gain experience through field work in rangeland, forestry, wildlife, and fisheries sciences. Josh is a Certified Interpretive Guide and also sits on the Leadership Committee for the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. ... Read more

Laura Krusheski

Laura Krusheski

Laura was born in the Great Swamp of New Jersey, a protected wetland bustling with wildlife. She spent her college years in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, where she pursued a degree in the fine arts and specifically, adventure photography. Her knowledge of the Greater Yellowstone Eco-System and her passion for photography compliment her skills as an EcoTours guide. ... Read more

Siva Sundaresan

Siva Sundaresan

Growing in up in urban India, opportunities to see wildlife were rare. He pursued a Ph.D. in Ecology at Princeton University, where his dissertation research took him to northern Kenya to ... Read more

Verlin Stephens

Verlin Stephens

Verlin was raised in the beautiful state of Colorado. He attended college at the University of Nebraska Lincoln where he obtained a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Fisheries and Wildlife Management. Upon graduation he obtained a job with the USGS Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team... ... Read more

Mark Byall

Mark Byall

Raised in Kansas City, Mark discovered his love for the outdoors. He received a Bachelors degree in Terrestrial Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT. He has also gained experience working as a field technician on studies focused on the biology and behavior of Black-Backed Woodpeckers, Greater Sage Grouse, Western Painted Turtles, and native trout species of Montana. ... Read more

Jessie Stirling

Jessie Stirling

Growing up in Oklahoma, Jessie would explore the woods and discover frogs croaking, birds singing, and new plants alongside the trails! She moved out west in 2006 to pursue a degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana. She has volunteered with the National Park Service leading interpretive programs. During the fall of 2012, Jessie worked with African Black-footed Penguins in a penguin in Cape Town, South Africa ... Read more