Brian James – Owner & Founder

Brian James, Owner and Founder

I was born born in Florida, and grew up enjoying the outdoors and exploring.  I often spent afternoons riding my bike near the woods at the local park; I spent summers at a rustic camp in Tennessee as a child, and looked for adventurous activities during my time in college.

It was during college that my love of travel was (re?)invigorated with a spontaneous trip to Amsterdam in 2014 – I’ve now been to over 20 countries, many national parks, and a lot of the United States.

In 2016, I graduated from the Florida State University with a double  Bachelors in Finance and Business Management as well as a Masters in Finance. I took a job for a consulting company shortly thereafter, working with financial software for state and local government clients. It wasn’t for me.

So I left that world, and began providing hiking experiences and outdoor expertise and videography services to a variety of clients from around the world. I am a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Licensed Hiking and Trail Guide, with extensive experience in the Catskills Region of Upstate New York.  In addition, I’m also an FAA Licensed Drone Operator, and an avid traveler who also enjoys SCUBA Diving, rock climbing, old cars, sailing, craft beer and a little bit of everything in between.

Here are some other fun, interesting or weird facts about me:

  • I originally planned to be a sailor with the US Merchant Marine
  • I played football for 6 years
  • I’ve been to over 20 countries and close to half of the US States
  • I love cars and anything automotive
  • I love making ridiculous sandwiches

Whether you are looking for a guided hike, a custom tailored outdoor experience, a videographer, or advertising partner – I’m your guy!

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