The Guides

MATT (Guide Manager)

Born: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Nickname: Woody (from Toy Story)
Sedona since: way to loooong!
How’d you end up here? lost and out of gas
Secret talents: Crashing Jeeps (gonna keep an eye on you)
What do I like most about being on the ADW team? picking on the other drivers
Favorite quote: 
Most rewarding part of the job: 
the pay
Favorite Tourist question:
 Did they carve that rock?
Best animal encounter on tour:.Sasquatch
Favorite Season in Sedona: Winter
Worst part of your job: rainy muddy wet days!

 

JIMMY

Born: Black Hills of South Dakota.
Nickname: Wolf Eyes.
Sedonian since: 1978.
Why’d you end up here? Bull-riding. I didn’t have to go far to get beat up!
What do I like most about being on the ADW guide team? You get to 4-wheel drive all day, never pay for gas or tires, have your own mechanic, and meet people from all over the world.
How long have you been Guiding Tours? 10+ years.
Favorite Quote: “Never kick a fresh cow pie on a hot day.”

 

 

 

 

BUZZARD

Born: In a White Oak tree.
Nickname: Turkey Buzzard.
Sedonian since: Before the Great Flood.
How’d you end up here? Fell out of a hot-air balloon.
Secret talents: How can I tell my secret?
What do I like most about being on the ADW guide team? I get to meet people from all over the world.
How long have you been Guiding Tours? 343 years.
Favorite Quote: You know what they say in South Italy – “Ciao ya’ll.”
Favorite Tourist question: “At what elevation do Deer turn into Elk?”
Most rewarding part of your job: People’s laughter.
Best animal encounter on tour: Ring Tail cat.
Favorite Season to guide: All seasons.

 

 

NINA

Born: Not as long ago as you may think. in a galaxy far, far away. in Berlin, Germany.
Sedonian since: A conspiring alliance of old grade school buddies lured me here in 2004.
Secret talents: Hey, that´s a secret! (but is it a talent?)
What do you like most about adw guide team: No hard feelings for over-keeping a jeep and otherwise blondly messing with other people´s days.
How long have you been guiding tours? It´s been a long tour since I escaped my mommy´s arms, mostly unguided, I´m afraid.
Favorite quote: The Gods must be crazy
Favorite tourist question: So... you were actually in control the whole time?
Best animal encounter on tour: Ravens playing with the wind
Most rewarding part of your job: Giddy kiddy-laughter. and screaming grownups!
Favorite season to guide: Monsoon season (redundant)

 

 


HAROLD


 Born: Broken Bow, OK                                                         
Nickname:
Grampa McCoy
Sedona since:
Where's Sedona.
How’d you end up here?
Car broke down while I was being chased by the Federalese..What do I like most about being on the ADW guide team? Its cooool!
How long have you been Guiding Tours? 7 yrs.
Favorite Quote:
"Hold ma beer and watch this!
Most rewarding part of your job: meeting new folks from all over the world.
Best animal encounter on tour:
Deer jerky...its the best.
Favorite Season to guide:
I'm a hunter... I like "Tourist Season"! 

 

 

Cush
Born: Flagstaff
Nickname: David C. Holtman the 3rd
Sedonian since: 1963
How'd you end up here? I was born one day... and...
Secret talents: That wouldn't be a secret!
What do I like most about being on the ADW guide team? This job is the best in Sedona!
Favorite Quote: wake up grin'n, go to bed grin'n, grin as much in between and you're liv'n large.
Favorite tourist question: Cattle guard? I don't see anyone guarsing the cattle!
Most rewarding part of the job: Grin'n
Best animal encounter on tour:
Favorite season to hike: Hunting season


 

 

 STEVE

Born: June 6 2011
Nickname: Steveo
Sedona since: Born just around the corner
How’d you end up here? !!!
Secret talents: I can ride a unicycle
What do I like most about being on the ADW team? The people I work with
How long have you been guiding?
3 1/2 yrs
Favorite quote:
"The more things change, the more they stay the same"
Most rewarding part of the job:
The moola.. and a cig now and then.
Favorite Tourist question: How many miles does the jeep have left?
Best animal encounter on tour:
A Green Mohave Rattle Snake
Favorite Season in Sedona: Spring
Worst part of your job:
when it's slow

 

 

 

TERRY

Born: Glen St. Mary, Florida 
Nickname: Li'l Bit
Sedona since: Oh...What time is it now?
How’d you end up here? Boy meets girl...Facebook 
Secret talents: I'm good with knives!!!
What do I like most about being on the ADW team? my extended dysfunctional family
How long have you been guiding? What time is it now?
Favorite quote:  
Most rewarding part of the job:
What job?....this is a job?
Favorite Tourist question: Did you mean to do that? 
Best animal encounter on tour: Red-tailed Hawk posing for pics.
Favorite Season in Sedona: Falling backwards
Worst part of your job: Being vertically challenged and trying to lift the hood of the jeep when you're a munchk'n...and... washing the jeep!

 

JOE

Born: I was born a po' whi' chile in Walthon, Mass...in 1952 BC (somewhere in the Jurassic)
Nickname: JJ, "Prospector Joe"
Sedonian since: 2006 
How’d you end up here? Family on the way to Denver...I got sick...stopped here...fell in love with the place.
Secret talents: Musician (French horn, Jazz keyboard)
What do I like most about being on the ADW team? Driving in Sedona instead of the San Fernando Valley...Shuck'n and jive'n with cowboys....and Justin's cooking!
How long have you been guiding tours? 9 months... I'm still a NFG.
Favorite quote: I can speak 2 hours on any subject, 4 hours if I happen to know something about it!
Most rewarding part of the job: Teaching geology...and getting a BIG tip for it! 
Favorite Tourist question: Do geologists believe in God? Can you support a family driving a jeep?
Best animal encounter on tour: a herd of 20 elk. 
Favorite Season in Sedona: Spring... its Tourist season....does that mean we can shoot them?
Worst part of your job:
Jeep washing or having the police follow you... its a toss up!

 

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