Raft Race Win 2015
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

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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