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. ┬áIn 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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