Hugh guides people in the wilderness because, “The wilderness is where we learn to accomplish monumental goals with minimal resources.” When we travel, we are in a heightened state of awareness and receptivity. We feel more alive. With practice, we can cultivate this state anywhere so we can see familiar people, places and problems with new eyes.
Hugh was raised by his grandmother, she taught him to slow down, pay attention, be respectful and to design a life that makes yourself and others happy. He is passionate about his work and believes a guide’s job is three fold: to help people to safely go places they may not go on their own, to facilitate an enjoyable or fun experience and to role model what it means to be a lifelong learner. Hugh has worked in Alaska, Hawaii, the Amazon and many other amazing places since his career began in 2004. He knows how to roll out the red carpet but prefers to empower his clients with skills and knowledge so they can be an asset in any situation. He has guided people of all ages in almost every type of environment and is ready for the next adventure.
Hugh’s time in Arizona began at Prescott College, where he designed two unique degrees in Conservation Biology & Adventure Education. During the four month Grand Canyon Semester, he was fully immersed in the canyon (and the library) and became hooked on the area. Since everyone can’t directly experience these wild places he decided to become a filmmaker so he could bring this wild beauty and inspiration to people around the globe. See his film about Arizona's Verde River at vivalaverde.org and others at huemanproductions.com
Enough about me, are you ready to hit the trail?