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. 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.

“ 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”.

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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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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. Joining us in late 2014, Marjorie is new, but you would never know it. We jumped at the chance of having her on our team.

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

Scott Wyne- Kanab Adventure Guide

Scott Wyne- Kanab Adventure Guide

Scott was born and raised in the State of Maryland, and recently completed a career in Law Enforcement. An avid backpacker and outdoorsman, Scott has spent his vacation times hiking in many of our countries remote locations. From the Bisti Wilderness of New Mexico, a summer job in Yosemite’s backcountry, or the High Divide Trail of Olympic National Park, Scott loves to take his photography skills into the wilderness. Scott admits, there is no place more photographically picturesque than the great Southwest. The Red Rocks, mesas, cliffs, and mountains, all against the clear deep blue skies, makes every picture a treasure. Scott has spent countless hours hiking, photographing, and painting images of the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Canyonlands National Parks. Scott is a real people person and loves to share his passion and introduce others to the fascination of Red Rock Country and the entire Southwest region.

Ote Dale- Kanab Tour Guide

Ote Dale- Kanab Tour Guide

Ote Dale has been guiding her whole life…when asked “what is your real job?” She smiles, laughs and simply replies: “I have been a river guide on the Colorado river for 35 years”. In 1978 Ote and her husband built a home in Kanab Utah and started a family. They left the area for 20 years while guiding and managing a river company in Grand Canyon in Flagstaff AZ. Recently Ote and Regan have returned to Kanab and Ote’s desire to continue guiding and sharing the Great Outdoors brought her to Dreamland Safari Tours.

“This is my Dream Job!”

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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.