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- 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.
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”.
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.”
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- Kanab Tour Guide
Steve was born in England but always dreamed of escaping to the wide open spaces of the Wild West. He is a new member of the team but 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- 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”
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.