William James, Safari Tour Guide, Kanab Tour Guide

William James-Kanab Tour Guide/Manager

With his infectious love of the Southwestern Outdoors, Will has worked as a tour guide or Park Ranger for more than 7 years.  After a few years of learning and exploring the Mojave Desert near Las Vegas, Utah’s spectacular Canyon Country captivated him. Working for the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service has given him an intimate knowledge of public lands management and the backcountry of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.  Will joined Dreamland in February of 2011. He has advanced education in Biology, Ecology, Geology, Environmental Studies, and Interpretation. He is an enthusiastic, developing photographer and has the perfect job for it.  He loves meeting new people from all over the world and seeing new things every day.  His easy going nature and stimulating style of conversation make his tours a hit with travelers.

Meghann Kent, Safari Tour Guide, Kanab Tour Guide

Meghann Kent- Dreamland Booking Agent

Meghann has been Dreamland’s booking agent since February 2011. A true people person, she is invaluable to Dreamland handling new clients and organizing tours. She has a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources with a focus on eco-tourism and outdoor education.  Also a former Park Ranger, she recently worked for several years at Zion National Park before moving to Kanab. Meghann loves sharing her knowledge of the area and its inhabitants and orienting people to all aspects of our tours as well as the Kanab Area.

Kanab Tour Guide, Don Kramer

Don Kramer- Kanab Adventure Guide

Don has lived in Arizona his whole life. The desert is in his blood. When he wasn’t chasing bad guys during his 30 year career as a police officer, Don was always up for an adventure. He headed up a police dive team and was a SCUBA instructor for 17 years.  Having retired from the force and moved to Kanab seven years ago, he has spent nearly all that time exploring the rich Southern Utah Outdoors through activities such as, 4 wheeling,  ATVing, Hiking, Hunting, and Fishing. Don also serves his community through his leadership in the local ATV club and as an officer in Kane County Search and Rescue. Don is an avid geocacher and maintains many geocaches in the area. Dreamland is proud to put all of this experience to work for you.

Don Black Kanab Tour Guide

Don Black- Kanab Tour Guide

Don has lived in Kanab for the last fifteen years, but has always considered southwestern Utah his home. Don’s grandparents homesteaded on the Arizona Strip in the early part of the 20th century, where his father was born.  Don inherited their love of the country. “ I have a severe and incurable case of the red sand syndrome. If I’m away from my beloved red rocks for too long I start to go into withdrawal and must get back home”. Don has been driving the backcountry roads all over the region for over forty years and is still finding new places to explore. He also enjoys hiking and camping. Don spends much of his spare time doing volunteer work on BLM lands in Hog Canyon near Kanab so that people will be able to use the trails to see our beautiful area.  Don is a natural fit for the job.

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Bret Benge-Kanab Tour Guide

Bret has spent more than 20 years hiking the trails, driving the backroads and fishing the rivers of the Colorado Plateau. His love of exploration has given him a knowledge of the the mountains and deserts of the Western United States and Central and South America. After a few years living in Mexico, Bret has returned to Southern Utah, where his heart resides and is now guiding full time for Dreamland Safari Tours.

“I have never met a dirt road I didn’t love”.

Seth Giddings- Kanab Adventure Guide

Seth is an outdoor enthusiast who spends every moment he can either on the water fishing or hiking in the back country. He enjoys traveling and has been to 46 of the of the 50 states and a large part of Europe. Seth has always been involved in Scouting, he earned his “Eagle Scout” award which is where he learned many of his wilderness survival skills, primitive camping, back packing, and many other outdoor skills.
Seth Graduated from Kanab High School in 1994 and later attended Northwest Missouri State University where he earned his BA in Recreational Therapy, and his masters degree in Special Education. Seth has worked as a school teacher, recreational therapist and coach for the past 14 years in both the public and private sectors. Seth has a passion for outdoor recreation, and firmly believes in the healing power of the great outdoors, he enjoys meeting new people and sharing his vast knowledge of the area.

Jeff Frey, Kanab Tour Guide

Jeff Frey- Kanab Tour Guide

Raised in Wisconsin, Jeff has lived the past 40 years in the Four Corners states with half that time in southern Utah. Hiking and photographing the Colorado Plateau are passions, along with his interests in archeology and history of the Southwest. Since retiring from a 30 year nursing career, he has worked as a park ranger at Pipe Spring NM, an interpretive specialist at the Navajo Bridge near Lee’s Ferry, AZ, a reporter for the Southern Utah News, and as the president of the Kanab Red Pueblo Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association. Jeff joined Dreamland Safari Tours in 2012, adding his experience and knowledge of the area to our guide service.

Kurt Robinson- Kanab Adventure Guide

Born and raised in Kanab, Kurt grew up around tour guides. Some of the first guides to reveal Kanab’s bounty of ruins, slot canyons, and limitless scenery to the visiting public were his Grandfather Merill and Uncle Grant, owners of Robinson Ranch Tours. Even some of the old classic western movies were staged on Robinson family land, the old sets later making nostalgic tour stops. As a teen Kurt continued learning the guide trade with family at Sanderson’s River Expeditions, a pioneering rafting company in the Grand Canyon. As a young man he took on his own adventures as Assistant Boatman for Grand Canyon Expeditions out of Kanab. Kurt has also gained several years of off-road touring experience with various outfits over the years. With most of his life spent outdoors, Kurt has developed a keen eye for photography. You can see his Flickr stream here. His pictures are also featured on local websites and in Kanab exhibits. Kurt joined Dreamland Safari Tours in 2012. We are very lucky to have this Kanab Tour Guide born-to-be.