Having spent most of his life above 61 degrees north, Drew is most comfortable negotiating the adventures and challenges of life at high latitudes. He grew up in Anchorage and has sought solitude and adventure in wilderness for as long as he can remember. He has explored Alaska’s immense wild spaces by foot, skis and mountain bike, and his early career as a scientist, teacher and guide expanded his horizons from Himalayan heights to equatorial Africa.
After studying Aleutian volcanoes for several years as a geologist based in Fairbanks, Drew lived in Kenya and worked with WWF advising freshwater conservation projects around the Rift Valley’s lakes. Upon returning to Alaska, Drew worked for the National Park Service, exploring many of Alaska’s remote parks while working as a wilderness and environmental planner.
Drawn to teaching, Drew earned a master’s degree in education and embarked on his career as a teacher, coach and wilderness guide. He has led backcountry hiking excursions Denali National Park and winter ski and snowcoach outings in Yellowstone National Park, as well as Nat Hab expeditions in Greenland. When not guiding, Drew lives in a cabin at the foot of the Tetons, where he’s constantly in search of any excuse to travel by foot through the backcountry.
Upcoming Adventures with Drew:
Discover Greenland: The Natural Habitat Experience
Praise from Natural Habitat travelers:
"Drew was superb as a guide; attentive to all our needs, funny, exceptional in spotting wildlife and making sure we all had a chance to see it. Couldn't have asked for better!"
"I'm not sure how to communicate in words how good Drew and Paul were. I've traveled extensively in tours and they were the best guides I've ever had. From calm and easy-going demeanor to anticipating our every needs, extensive knowledge of the locales, and the coordination of the smallest of details, these two were the best. I will definitely be looking to travel with them again."