Guides

Matt May

Matt May
Owner, Founder, CEO

What I do at 4Points: CEO; Director of Operations; Lead Guide; EMS Instructor; Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddle-boarding, Outrigger Canoeing

Favorite Activities: Back-country Travel; Outrigger Canoeing; International Expeditions

Favorite Adventure Locations: Scotland; Alaska; Canada; New Zealand

Education/Certifications: BA University of Michigan; Post-Graduate Course in Outdoor Education University of Edinburgh; Professional Firefighter; National Registry Paramedic; State of California EMT-Paramedic; WEMT


Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker
Guide

What I do at 4Points: Backpacking Guide, Hiking Guide

Education/Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Northwest Avalanche Institute Avalanche Level II, Leave No Trace Trainer

Favorite Activities: Born and raised in Southern California, Mark’s passion was not only the beach but the nearby mountains. Becoming a member of Snowbird’s mountain operations for eight seasons was the perfect venue to transition to guiding for RMI Expeditions. Mark was a member of the 1990 Peace Climb, becoming the 306th ascent to summit Mount Everest and the 1st Southern Californian.

Mark has been guiding for over 30 years. He has guided over 250 expeditions both at home and abroad. After his summit of Carstensz Pyramid, he joined the Seven Summit Club.

Favorite Adventure Locations: 15 expeditions on Mt. Everest (29,035’): Five-time Expedition Leader, Member, Tri-nation Peace Climb (summit 1990), 106 summits of Mount Rainier, Washington (14,410’), 43 expeditions on Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (19,340’), 15 expeditions on Aconcagua, Argentina (22,841’)


Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson
Backpacking Guide/ROPES Course Facilitator/Mountain Bike Guide, Kayak guide, Snorkeling Guide

What I do at 4Points: Backpacking guide at Grand Canyon National Park; Mountain Bike trip guide; ROPES Course Facilitator; Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Assistant Instructor.

Education/Certifications: Education of hard knocks!
WFR, WFA, CPR, Naui Dive Instructor, Channel Islands National Park educator and guide, Outdoor Educator with Island Packers …and Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Favorite Activities: Swim, bike, run. Avid triathlete and endurance runner, kayaking, backpacking, camping, traveling

Favorite Adventure locations: Grand Canyon, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Sierras


Mallisa Baumsteiger

Mallisa Baumsteiger
Chief of Operations & Marketing Director

What I do at 4Points:  
I oversee all Marketing & Business Operations that support our team. This means, I work at a desk so they don’t have to!

Education/Certifications: Graduate of Washington State University, Vancouver; BS Digital Technology & Culture, Minor in English, with a focus on Marketing, IT, Management and Digital Communications. Wilderness First Aid Certified, CPR, Padi Certified Diver.

Favorite Activities: Being a wife and mother, hiking with my little one, Bicycling, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, River Kayaking, Camping, Backpacking, Ropes Courses.

Favorite Adventure locations: San Juan Islands, Mount St. Helens, Columbia River Gorge, Yellow Pine Idaho, Hoh Rain Forest in the Washington Olympic Peninsula, St. Lucia, St. Croix, Crater Lake, Lake Tahoe & Yosemite Valley.


Amy Davis

Amy Davis
Field Logistics Coordinator, Guide, Wilderness Medicine Assistant Instructor

What I do at 4Points: Logistics Coordinator, Trip Leader & Planner, CPR and First Aid Instructor; Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Assistant Instructor.

Education/Certifications: National Park Service certified backcountry guide; Wilderness First Responder; American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Instructor; Coastal Kayak Guide; Yoga Instructor; Nutrition and Weight Management Consultant

Favorite Activities: Kayaking; Surfing; Hiking; Birding; Biking

Favorite Adventure locations: Channel Islands; Belize, Panama, Pacific Northwest


Amy May

Amy May
Wellness Director/Lead Guide

What I do at 4Points:Backpacking guide at Grand Canyon National Park; Mountain Bike trip guide; CPR and First Aid Instructor; Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Assistant Instructor.

Education/Certifications: National Park Service certified backcountry guide; Wilderness First Responder; American Heart Association CPR, and First Aid Instructor

Favorite Activities: Trail Running, Backpacking, Paddle-boarding, Skiing

Favorite Adventure Locations: Mammoth, California, Maui, Hawaii and South Island, New Zealand


Joseph Brandt

Joseph Brandt
Guide
, Instructor

What I do at 4Points: Climbing, Backpacking, Snorkeling Guide WFA instructor trainee

Education/Certifications: B.Sc. in Biology and Environmental Science. Wilderness First Aid

Favorite Activities: Surfing, Snowboarding, Climbing, Mountaineering, Backpacking, Hunting, Fishing, Spearfishing, Snorkeling, Muay Thai, Being a Dad!

Favorite Adventure locations: Baja California Mexico, Eastern Sierras, Big Sur, Sespe Wilderness, Oregon Coast, Oregon Cascades, Peru, Patagonia


Casey Andrews

Casey Andrews
Guide

What I do at 4Points: Backcountry Guide

Education/Certifications: B.S. in Environmental Science from Cal State Monterrey Bay, with minor in Outdoor Recreation.Wilderness First Responder.

Favorite Activities: Surfing, Rock Climbing, Peak Bagging, Playing music, Wildlife Conservation, Exploring wild places.

Favorite Adventure locations: Sierra Nevada, Deserts of the Southwest, California’s coastal Ranges, Patagonia, Indonesia.


Ron Bateman

Ron Bateman
Guide

What I do at 4Points: Leadership Development, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Backpacking

Education/Certifications: WFR, MA Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University.

Favorite Activities: Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, Running, Reading

Favorite Adventure locations: I enjoy the Rocky Mountain National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Red River Gorge, and the Grand Canyon National Park.


Anita Samaha

Anita Samaha
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Guide

Education/Certifications:
Masters of Chinese Medicine, Ropes Course Facilitator Certification, Council Practice Facilitator, WFR

Favorite Activities:
Some of my favorite activities include: hiking, biking, yoga, sculpting, and dancing.

Favorite Adventure Locations:
Kauai, New Zealand, Big Sur, Catalina Island, South West


Howie Kalter

Howie Kalter
Instructor

What I do at 4Points:
Wilderness First Aid Instructor

Education/Certifications:
Bucknell University BS in Mathematics, currently pursuing a MS in Computational and Applied Mathematics at Claremont Graduate University.
Wilderness First Responder, Wilderness EMT, Wilderness First Aid Instructor

Favorite Activities:
Fly fishing, rock climbing and backpacking

Favorite Adventure Locations:
Eastern Sierra


Rita Maes

Rita Maes
Guide/Instructor

What I do at 4Points:
Guiding, climbing, backpacking, team building, outdoor education

Education/Certifications:
Environmental studies
Watershed education
Certified ropes course
Primitive skills

Favorite Activities:
Rock climbing, Backpacking, Birding, Living

Favorite Adventure Locations:
Mountains, Rivers, Desserts, Oceans


Lyndsay Heck

Lyndsay Heck
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Summer Camp Guide, Rock Climbing Guide, Snorkel and Kayak Guide

Education/Certifications:
Graduated from the University of Arizona, went to massage school in Sedona, AZ and then became Nationally Certified.

Favorite Activities:
Rock climbing, hiking, sailing, camping.

Favorite Adventure Locations:
I’m just starting a list of places I want to travel and explore more of. Yosemity is high on the list, with the Red Rocks and Moab close behind.


Jason Heck

Jason Heck
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Summer Camp Guide, Rock Climbing Driver

Education/Certifications:
B.M. from Heidelberg College M.M. from The Cleveland Institute of Music

Favorite Activities:
Climbing, Sailing, Hiking, Camping, Driving, Shooting

Favorite Adventure Locations:
Yosemite, Grand Canyon, The Great Black Swamp


Dan Raducanu

Dan Raducanu
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Back Country Guide, Teach outdoor emergency medicine and leadership

Education/Certifications:
BA in Philosophy , US Marines veteran,Retired Park Ranger, EMTUSLA Ocean Lifeguard Instructor, Surfing

Favorite Activities:
Surfing, spear fishing, hiking, bushcraft

Favorite Adventure Locations:
Ventura region


Meghan May

Meghan May
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Mountain Bike Trip Guide

Education/Certifications:
Wilderness First Responder and American Heart Association CPR

Favorite Activities:
Backpacking, Hiking, biking, swimming, Paddle-boarding, Skiing

Favorite Adventure Locations:
I have a long list of places to travel to but so far my favorite places are the Grand Canyon, Mt. Whitney, and the Smoky Mountains


Cori Galante

Cori Galante
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Guide for hikes & bike rides

Education/Certifications:
I am graduating from high school this year and starting college in the fall. I am WFA and CPR certified.

Favorite Activities:
Hiking, swimming, biking, etc.

Favorite Adventure Locations:
The beach and Malibu canyons/state parks


Hannah Eaton

Hannah Eaton
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Hiking and Overnight Camping Guide with a National and State Parks background in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Education/Certifications:
Associates in Geography, Holistic Studies, and Art History from Ventura College.

Favorite Activities:
I enjoy camping, hiking to get the best views, meditating in a beautiful quiet place, yoga on the beach, Star-gazing, and gardening.

Favorite Adventure Locations:
Black Sand Beaches of the Oregon Coasts, Northern California Redwoods, Yosemite National Park, Rock Formations in Joshua Tree, and of course Point Mugu State beaches and Campgrounds.


Tyler Campbell

Tyler Campbell
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Outdoor Guide

Education/Certifications:
Associates in Theology from CCBC Lima, PE-Currently attending CSUCI on the 9/11 GI Bill for a major in Studio Art with a minor in Environmental Science

Favorite Activities:
Bouldering, going to the beach, filming and making short movies.

Favorite Adventure Locations:
Lizard’s Mouth, Chumash Trail, Pine Mountain, Piedra Blanco, Sulphur Mountain, Mondos beach….California in general is a great adventure location.


Julia Dominguez

Julia Dominguez
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Guide bicycle, hiking and backpacking activities and trips, surf instruction and assist on other adventures.

Education/Certifications:
WFA/CPR, Associates in Natural Sciences, LMT

Favorite Activities:
Surfing, swimming, running, hiking, backpacking and being outdoors!

Favorite Adventure Locations:
Eastern Sierras, Grand Canyon, and our local Ojai and Sespe wilderness.


Flow Hansmeier

Kim (Flow) Hansmeier
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Naturalist/Outdoor Educator

Education/Certifications: BA from Santa Clara UniversityMultiple Subject Teaching Credential from Cal State Channel Islands

Favorite Activities: I love being in the water! Snorkeling, diving, boogie boarding, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting are all fun, fun! I so enjoy exploring our local, gorgeous hiking spots and just getting anywhere outside in general.

Favorite Adventure Locations: Emerald Bay on Catallina is an all time favorite adventure spot of mine.


Lyz Gregory

Lyz Gregory
Guide

What I do at 4Points:
Climber/Belayer Assist

Education/Certifications: A.S. in Animal Behavior and management, 8 Years training USAR Canines.

Favorite Activities: Hiking, Climbing, Outrigger Canoeing, Horseback Riding, Backpacking.

Favorite Adventure Locations: Joshua Tree, The Ventura Coastline, Eastern Sierras, Yellowstone, Nepal


Tim Harris

Tim Harris
Guide

What I do at 4Points: Guide
Education/Certifications: CPR/AED

Favorite Activities: Walking/hiking, cycling, snorkeling, body surfing, beach volleyball, & sailing

Favorite Adventure Locations: Planet Earth



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