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 Front of the House Manager

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.

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Bret Benge-Kanab Tour Guide/Back of the House Manager

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 managing and guiding for Dreamland Safari Tours.

http://www.dreamlandtours.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/orion-web-mod.jpg“I have never met a dirt road I didn’t love”.

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Marjorie Casse- Kanab Tour Guide

Marjorie was born and raised in Belgium but has lived in the USA for the past 22 years. She is fluent in French and English. After living in several different states, she fell in love with the Grand Canyon and made Kanab her new home. Cardiac nurse and National Park Ranger Volunteer, Marjorie has spent the last 7 years volunteering at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Toroweap, her favorite place in the world. She has travelled around the world and lived on a sailboat for many years. Some of her adventures have taken her Kayaking in Antarctica, running a 170 mile ultra marathon in the desert (Grand 2 Grand), Canyoneering in the Grand Canyon, and scuba diving under a frozen lake in France. She is friendly to people from all walks of life, has a strong interest in photography, and is passionate about learning new things. NOTE: Marjorie is on hiatus. She will return to guiding October 2018. Until then, we DO NOT have a French Speaking guide.

“Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about the moments that take your breath away.”

Brent Kinley, Safari Tour Guide, Kanab Tour Guide

Brent Kinley- Kanab Tour Guide

Brent Came to Southern Utah with an explorer’s heart. After completing the Appalachian Trail in 2011, he completed the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013. In 2014 he hiked across the Continental Divide. Since arriving in Utah he has continued his pursuits into the wilderness. Brent continues to cover ground experiencing the endless lands of the southwest.

“It has been incredible realizing my job is a love that I get to share. There seems to be a level of awe out here that never goes away. We go to true gems here!”

Steve Southam, Safari Tour Guide, Kanab Tour Guide

Steve Southam- Kanab Tour Guide

Steve was born in England but always dreamed of escaping to the wide open spaces of the Wild West. He has been a 4-wheeler for many years in California and Nevada and has many years experience back packing in the UK, Swiss Alps, Sierra Nevada and the Himalayas. As a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist he understands the healing power of nature and enjoys every opportunity to experience and share it.

Ron Camp, Safari Tour Guide, Kanab Tour Guide

Ron Camp- Kanab Tour Guide

Utah native and self proclaimed, “Desert Hobo”, Ron Camp first felt the red sands of Kanab and Southern Utah coursing through his veins at the tender age of 3 years old. He visited Kanab often throughout his formative years and with a heart and soul filled with wanderlust and a true explorer mind set; many summers were spent working and exploring the miles of side canyons near the family ranch in Johnson Canyon and surrounding areas instilled a solid respect and fascination for the high desert climate and devoured every book he could get his hands on that pertained to the Geology, Archaeology and Paleontology of the region. A practice that continues to this day and will never be satiated. After a 15 year residence in San Francisco and a shorter stint in the greater D.C. In 2009 he returned to Kanab for a visit and immediately reconnected with the land and simply never left. This is home. When not roaming the hills I am usually glued to a topo map or google earth planning the next chapter and loving every minute of it.

“Show me a rock; I’ll tell you a story”

Orion Bradburn, Safari Tour Guide, Kanab Tour Guide

Orion Bradburn- Kanab Adventure Guide

“Orion was born in the mountains of western North Carolina and grew up with a love of the outdoors. After studying forestry he became passionate about the trees, creeks, and trails all around him. Orion became enchanted with the west after a family trip and always wanted to return to the wonder and mystery of the Utah deserts. He has lived in Kanab for 5 years and worked previously in the Grand Staircase National Monument with troubled teens teaching, hiking, and camping for a total of over 250 nights. This experience gave him a unique and very personal connection with the desert land. He has now been a Dreamland employee since may 2017, and has never been more excited to be part of this amazing place.”

“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. – Edward Abbey”

Caitlin Kelly, Safari Tour Guide, Kanab Tour Guide

Caitlin Kelly- Kanab Tour Guide

Caitlin moved to Utah in 2013 to explore the outdoors for what was only supposed to be for 6 months but ended up falling in love with the red rocks and hasn’t left Utah since. For 4 ½ years she has taken at-risk youth and young adults on cross-country hikes, camping, and taught primitive skills in Utah and Oregon. Through Caitlin’s travels, she has found her passion for the outdoors and is about to graduate Northern Arizona University with a major in Parks and Recreation Management. Her passion for helping others and the outdoors has taken Caitlin on a journey she never thought was possible. From the little town out side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the small town of Kanab, Utah Caitlin is a guide who loves to share her knowledge of the outdoors and help people to see places not many people get to explore.

Josh Jones, Safari Tour Guide, Kanab Tour Guide

Josh Jones- Kanab Tour Guide

Josh is a lifelong Utah native. Growing up in a small mountain valley town in northern Utah, he took advantage of every opportunity to be in the high country mountains and the outdoors. Back-packing, running, mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing- if its outdoors, he’s ready to go. Josh made the move to Southern Utah, chasing his unquenchable thirst for the the incredible red rock canyon country that surrounds beautiful Kanab. For seven years Josh has called Kanab home and has spent much of that time exploring all that it has to offer. Guiding others and sharing his knowledge of this amazing area is as rewarding to him as it is to those that come to visit. It’s safe to bet that his backpack is packed and ready at all times!


Shirlz Rox McArthur Kanab Adventure Guide

A native of rural central Utah, Shirlz is no stranger to the great outdoors. The ideals of love, appreciation and respect for the wonders of nature were instilled in her by her parents since the day she was born. Growing up, her favorite activities always centered around exploring, camping and hiking in the mountains near her home. Over the years she has added rock climbing and Canyoneering to her long list of outdoor passions and is also an accomplished and talented photographer. In the past she has experienced much success as a technical canyon guide in Southern Utah and a noted expert of the Utah National parks, citing Zion National Park as her favorite. Her mantra of, “the journey is the destination” along with her passionate thirst for knowledge has gained her a wealth of information pertaining to Southern Utah’s trails, geological makeup, wildlife, ancient cultures and more a true expert in the field. She joined the team at Dreamland Safari Tours in 2015.

Not all those who wander are lost!

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.