Adventure Headquarters

Our Guides

Memories for a lifetime

Our certified guides work with you to tailor every moment of your excursion for a truly authentic and unforgettable experience. Our outings are optimized based on intensity level, interests, and group size. No two hikes are ever the same with Adventure HQ.

Adventure & Experience

With decades of experience exploring the region, our guides are seasoned veterans with an extensive knowledge of geology, wildlife, and weather.

Whether a casual walking experience, rigorous technical hike, or a tour optimized for photography is what you seek, our private tailored experiences have you and your guests covered.

Safety First

Our guides are fully permitted and equipped with medical kits for your safety and to provide the best possible experience while exploring the majesty of the Grand Canyon and the surrounding region.

Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder.

She grew up here in Arizona, the Grand Canyon State, and began hiking around age ten with her mom, dad and sister. She has lived at Grand Canyon since 2012 and spent most of the time working as a hiking, backpacking, bicycling and jeep tour guide. She has also been an Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service in other parks and wishes to help others to understand and love these beautiful spaces.

Her passion for the Southwest, and Grand Canyon specifically, is obvious and contagious when she speaks of the rich cultural and pioneer history of the region. She is a fierce protector of the land and history and her motto is “If I can teach one person one new thing each tour then I have done my job. If that person becomes a protector, a steward of the land, then I have done my job well!”

Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder.

Lisa Kearsley

Lisa came to love the Grand Canyon while spending her childhood summers on the North Rim as her father studied Kaibab squirrels. She moved to Arizona in the 1980s to earn a master’s degree in biology at Northern Arizona University and, like many who have come to Arizona, she never left.

She has worked for the National Park Service at Grand Canyon as an interpretive park ranger and as a researcher, studying the effects of Glen Canyon Dam on the river, and she wrote and published a river guide book, the San Juan River Guide. She eventually found that introducing people to the Southwest is her true calling, and she now focuses on helping people experience the Grand Canyon through trips on the canyon’s rims and on hikes into the canyon. She also is a natural science illustrator, working with pen and ink and watercolor.

Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder.

Chris grew up playing in the woods of New England. As a youngster he hiked every mountain and ran every river he could. After completing his college education he moved to Arizona to pursue a graduate degree. In the deserts and canyons of the Southwest he continued to explore every chance he could. Chris has gained a deep sense of place and love for the Southwest, from the high plateaus to the deepest canyons. He has worked as a guide, instructor, and teacher for many years and gets great joy out of sharing his love of nature with others.

Certified Interpretive Guide and Wilderness First Responder.

Sherri O'Neill

Sherri grew up in Connecticut in her uncle’s campground and fell in love with nature at a young age. When she began hiking at the Grand Canyon in the early 90s she knew she wanted to live and work there. She has worked for the National Park Service as both an interpretive ranger and a backcountry ranger.

She has a masters degree in outdoor education with a specialty in cultural interpretation. She has led ranger programs and tours on archaeology, human history, ethnobotany, and geology.

She has rafted the Colorado River during science research projects, and worked with Grand Canyon National Park archaeologists on surveys, and with the revegetation program inventorying flora. Sherri has conducted research in Grand Canyon National Park on cultural interpretation. She is a certified interpretive guide and a wilderness first responder.

Past participants have said that Sherri has an excellent way of communicating with people of all ages, and an extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, geology and human history. She loves sharing her passion for the canyon with others.