In order to make your Yellowstone vacation as enjoyable and memorable as possible, Flying Pig Adventure Company has assembled a team of the most knowledgeable, capable and friendly guides and staff anywhere in the Yellowstone region.
All of our guests start off working with one of our rock star reservation experts. Whether you know what you want or you have lots of questions and are looking for guidance, we have you covered. Many of our staff live here year round and are knowledgable about everything from the best time to find big water to the best hiking spots to the best burger in town.
And then there are the guides! From our river-savvy Yellowstone whitewater rafting guides, to our trail-tested horseback wranglers, to our “Let me show you the best spot” fishing guides, the people who will take good care of your during your visit are simply the best. Our guides may start out as your trip leader, but they soon become a dependable friend. Many of our guests request the same guide each time they return to Yellowstone!
Our first and foremost concern is always the safety and security of our guests. Our next concern is that you have a wonderful, memorable experience and enjoy every moment on the river, on the trail or at the lodge. To make that happen, we prepare and train. Our staff is certified in First Aid, CPR, Swift Water Rescue, and in some cases Wilderness First Aid. We do all of this to minimize dangerous situations and help you avoid trouble.
That said, we believe Yellowstone is simply the finest place on Earth, and look forward to sharing our passion and respect for the region with you. From early morning horseback rides as the sun creeps over the horizon, to rollicking whitewater rafting on Yellowstone River, to a quiet evening around the campfire, we try to make every day special for you.
We can’t wait to see you soon!
Introducing the Flying Pig Staff 2018
Name: Grant Garman Nickname: Big Twig aka Slick Rick aka Meatpaws Michael What do you do in the winter? Ski patrol at the Yellowstone Club Hidden talent: Disappointing my mother by constantly rocking a mullet Favorite meal in Gardiner: Tumbleweed breakfast burrito
Name: Shane Mogan Nickname: Safety Shane, Two Sled Shane, Champagne Shane Hometown: Hopkins, Minnesota What do you do in the winter? Dog sledding guide in Snowmass Village, Colorado Hidden talent: Putting down a gallon of chocolate milk in a day Favorite meal in Gardiner: Pulled pork nachos at the Grizzly Grill
Name: Caitlin McKenna Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona (and not afraid to let you know) Hidden talent: I can unclog almost any toilet What do you do in the winter? Dietetic intern at the University of Arizona
Name: Anna Stone Hometown: Ottawa, Kansas What do you do in the winter? Ski instructor in Vail, Colorado and grad school through Boston University Hidden talent: Crocheting tiny animals Favorite meal in Gardiner: Shrimp tacos at the Two Bit
Name: Tristan Bleicher Otto Nickname: Treyshawn Hometown: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania Hidden talent: Keeping secrets, like my real hidden talent Favorite meal in Gardiner: Ice cream at the Yellowstone Perk
Name: Shelby Bauman Nickname: Mustang Hometown: Lolo, Montana What do you do in the winter? I’m a cook at a café Hobby: Birding Hidden talent: I can make some pretty stellar banana pancakes and I can kind of fish
Name: Eddie Rodarte Nickname: Shreddie Hometown: Gardiner, Montana (yes, here) What do you do in the winter? Health and Human Development major at Montana State University Hidden talent: I can make some bomb flan Favorite meal in Gardiner: Yellowstone Grill for breakfast, Wonderland Café for lunch, The Lighthouse for dinner
Name: Cam Gordon Nickname: They call me Full Day Clay Hometown: Rochester, New What do you do in the winter? Dog sledding guide in Snowmass Village, Colorado Hidden talent: Losing my dog Favorite meal in Gardiner: Kill the Keg at the Iron Horse
Name: Tyler Hunt-Smith Nickname: Big Party T Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska What do you do in the winter? Ski instructor in Vail, Colorado Hidden talent: Doing ski tricks in my bathrobe Favorite meal in Gardiner: Tumbleweed breakfast burrito with ham and sour cream
Name: Jay Spieler Nickname: “Strongest ankles in Auburn” Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina What do you do in the winter? Attend Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama Hobby: Hidden talent: I have run a mile in 4:07
Name: Aidan Campbell Nickname: Rickets Hometown: Lodi, Wisconsin, home of Susie the Duck What do you do in the winter? Attend Yale University Hobby: running, hiking, playing Bananagrams, listening to folk music Name: Aidan Campbell Nickname: Rickets Hometown: Lodi, Wisconsin, home of Susie the Duck What do you do in the winter? Attend Yale University Hobby: running, hiking, playing Bananagrams, listening to folk music Hidden talent: Butchering caribou at 35 below, reciting poetry, telling bad jokes
Name: London Lehman Nickname: London Lehman Lemon Lerman III Hometown: Lexington, South Carolina What do you do in the winter? Chemical Engineering student at the University of South Carolina Hidden talent: I can sometimes juggle Favorite meal in Gardiner: K-Bar crazy woman alfredo pizza
Name: Jeff Quay Nickname: River Boss Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska What do you do in the winter? Play hockey Hidden talent: Can play “Piano Man” on harmonica Favorite meal in Gardiner: Brisket sandwich at the Rusty Rail
Name: David Schneider Nickname: Dumptruck Dave, Davey Crockett Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio What do you do in the winter? Attend the University of Cincinnati and work in a pizzeria
Name: Talia Sopp Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska What do you do in the winter? Collect medical school rejection letters Hidden talent: Memorizing weird animal facts Hobby: Overtone singing
Name: Sandy Bierle Nickname: Boss Lady Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota What do you do in the winter? Stay busy running the Pig and sitting in the bleachers watching basketball while planning an awesome vacation that never happens! Hidden talent: Can crack my nose and communicate with animals Favorite place to eat: Depends on the day! Mexican food in Livingston or the Wonderland Café in Gardiner
Name: David Sheerin Nickname: Mr. Sheerin Hometown: Barnet, Vermont What do you do in the winter? Teacher at the Gardiner School Hidden talent: Croquet champion Favorite meal in Gardiner: Breakfast at the Yellowstone Grill
Name: Amy Jordan Nickname: Amajamalamamabam Hometown: Shawnee, Kansas Hidden talent: Loudest burp in the West Favorite meal: Taco Bell: cheesy gordita crunch, beans, no meat!
Name: Nichole Tyson Hometown: Gardiner, Montana What do you do in the winter? Nursing student at Montana State University Hidden talent: Making perfect grilled cheese sandwiches Favorite meal in Gardiner: Yellowstone Grill breakfast!
Name: Dakota Rehder Nickname: Koda Hometown: Portland, Oregon Favorite meal in Gardiner: The Corral
Name: Jamie Langbein Nickname: Buffalo Gal Hometown: Brookeville, Maryland What do you do in the winter? Shred the gnar with 3-6 year old skiers in Vail, Colorado Hidden talent: Pretending I know people, because I can never remember anyone’s name Favorite meal in Gardiner: Two Bit shrimp tacos, side of tater tots
Name: Terese Petcoff Nickname: TP, Tito Hometown: Garrett, Indiana What do you do in the winter? Bartend to the help the local cause Hidden talent: Eating copious amounts of pepperoni and swiss cheese
Name: Sydney Pitvorec Nickname: The Hamburglar Hometown: Purcellville, Virginia What do you do in the winter? Student at the University of South Carolina Hidden talent: Getting lost Favorite meal in Gardiner: Yellowstone Grill
Name: Olivia Reid Hometown: Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming/Gardiner, Montana What do you do in the winter? Studying Chemistry at Montana State University in Bozeman Hidden talent: Managing to get from place to place with very little gas Favorite meal in Gardiner: Breakfast at the Yellowstone Grill