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Leadership

Tour Leaders

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Without a doubt, we believe our tour leaders are the heart and soul of Timberline. These very special men and women are chosen by Timberline, not only for their obvious love of cycling and hiking and the outdoors, but also because of their caring manner, competence and enthusiasm, and their desire to share some extraordinary experiences with a wide variety of people and personalities over the course of a season.

In most cases, two leaders will be assigned to each group. In addition to extensive cycle touring and hiking experience, each leader is certified in CPR and as a Wilderness First Responder.  Guides attend an annual Guide Training Weekend, put on by Timberline Adventures,  filled with updates, safety information and more. Our bicycle tour leaders are competent bicycle mechanics and will be equipped to assist with repairs and maintenance.

Meet Some of the Team

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Barb
CEO

Barb grew up in northern New York State exploring the Adirondack Mountains. Her first job out of high school…

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Carol
Founder

Not much needs to be said about Carol. Most of you all know she is the founder of Timberline Adventures…

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Chelsea
Director of Operations

Chelsea grew up in upstate New York and moved to Colorado in 2007 after completing her degree in Communication Studies…

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Heather
Customer Service Manager

Heather is here to answer questions and facilitate communication in order to make Timberline trips enjoyable and worry-free for our guests!

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Julie
Guide

As a Timberline Adventures guide for more than seven seasons, Julie has led hike tours, multi-sport, custom bike tours…

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Lonnie
Guide

Joe started guiding for Timberline Adventures in 2016 on both hiking and cycling trips. He is from Arizona…

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Cindy
Guide

Cindy joined Timberlines in 2017 with 10 years of experience guiding hiking and biking in the Colorado Rockies. In addition …

Keith is an Appalachian native who’s made his home in Maine for the last 25 years.  His calm demeanor belies his passion for the outdoors. An avid traveler, chef, artist, musician, husband and father of three grown children, Keith loves to share this passion with others, whether near to home or a far away place [...]
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Joan
Guide

Joan taught rock and ice climbing and winter mountaineering for 18+ years while guiding hikes and volunteering on Search and Rescue as well.

Joseph O’Leary began his professional guiding career in 1993 after graduating from Purdue University with a BA in Kinesiology. He spent the bulk of the 90s based in the New River Gorge, West Virginia before migrating to the Pacific Northwest and the San Juan Islands in the late 90s, and then to Boulder, Colorado in [...]
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Peter
Guide

Peter has hiked, backpacked, trekked, and/or cycled independently or with groups of friends on six continents.

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Laura
Guide

A client recently remarked “Laura was born to be a guide!” A veteran guide from the early days of Timberline…

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David
Guide

David has been leading adventure tours for over 15 years and little gives him more pleasure than sharing some of his favorite spots with guests.

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Suzi
Guide

Suzi grew up in Illinois and South Carolina. After many years in the southeast enjoying the outdoors as well as a career in Healthcare IT…

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Alex Goerner
Marketing Assistant
Growing up in Colorado, Alex went to school in Nebraska and graduated in 2017 with a Master's Degree in Digital Marketing. He then moved to Phoenix to start his career. After a couple of years of desert and cactus, he realized that he missed the gorgeous views, fun hikes, and, most of all, the change [...]
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Sharon
Guide

As a Colorado native with adventurous parents, Sharon got to spend a lot of time playing outdoors during her formative years…

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Rosie
Mascot
Rosie came to us in late 2017, fluttering down from lofty ideas. As a roadrunner, she loves to go on the road and is known to pop up in some of the most unexpected places. Look for her to shorten a long hike, or to brighten a cloudy day. You see, Rosie is everywhere, and [...]

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