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.

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”.

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Dan Hatch-Kanab Adventure Guide

Dan was born and raised in Southern Utah. He has spent the last 28 years getting to know the backcountry all around Kanab. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, hunting, and fishing. Dan joined Dreamland in 2014. He loves nature, meeting new people, and showing off the amazing landscapes southern Utah and Northern Arizona.

“Seeing peoples reaction to the places we take them is priceless and never gets old. It’s a joy to share it with them.”

 

 

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.

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