Growing up in Colorado, Scott developed a lifelong passion for the outdoors. An avid skier, mountaineer and paddler, Scott has spent much of his life chasing the next adventure. After graduating from CU-Boulder in 2001, Scott was called to the ultimate adventure and joined the US Army. For the better part of the next decade, Scott served in various leadership capacities as an Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer deploying to combat on numerous occasions in support of the Global War on Terror. After Honorable Discharge, Scott followed his passion once again moving to the Vail Valley of Colorado. He explored the mountains and rivers as a backcountry/rafting guide in the summers and worked as an on-mountain risk management professional for a major ski resort operator during the winters. This experience renewed Scott's appreciation for the backcountry, introduced him to the guiding profession, and provided a unique perspective on adventure travel/tourism. Scott truely believes that he's found his dream job as the 4th owner of The World Outdoors, and looks forward to sharing adventures and making memories with you!
While growing up in a small Nebraska farming community, Bill first developed his love for the mountains on his family's summer vacations to the Colorado Rockies, Yellowstone and the Black Hills of South Dakota. He attended the University of Colorado in the early 1970s and spent many a weekend exploring the back roads and trails of his adopted state. Following receipt of his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1978, the Rockies were again calling and Bill returned to Boulder to pursue a career in technology. During 24 years as a chief financial officer and later CEO in the data storage industry, Bill spent much of his free time camping and hiking in the national parks of the West. Bill owned and operated The World Outdoors for 12 years and currently contributes to trip development, guest relations and certain operational areas of the business. Bill enjoys the opportunity to share his passion and experience with others while staying physically active and traveling to some of the most beautiful and wondrous spots on earth.
Sherry has been in the travel industry for 25 years, having owned and operated her own travel agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After her three kids grew up and left home she closed shop and moved to Boulder to get out from behind her desk. She found The World Outdoors, her new place to work and feel at home. Her goal now when she is guiding one of our trips is to help create a sense of newness, to find adventure and to help everyone feel the spirit of the outdoors. She supports our guests in their new experiences and tries to send them home with memories, moments, and possibly some new meaning in their often busy and hectic lives, and to make new friends along the way.
Eric was born and raised in Colorado. He developed an early passion for wildlife viewing, fishing, and exploring in the mountains. He spent most of his adolescent years playing basketball, mountain biking, 4-wheeling and back-packing the Rockies. An inquisitive person by nature, he enjoys sharing interesting facts and helping guests surpass their own perceived limitations. If you have never jumped in a cold alpine lake just for the rush, Eric will be more than happy to accompany you. Eric has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of Colorado as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Colorado State University. He has served as the Director of Operations since 2011.
Originally from Galveston Island in Texas, Lauren grew up loving the outdoors and travel. Pursuing her passion, she attended the great Texas A&M University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences (class of 2012, whoop!). While at A&M, Lauren did a study abroad to New Zealand and was an active member/president of the snow skiing and mountain biking club. After going on several ski trips to Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe, she decided to move up to the Boulder area in the summer of 2013. Lauren loves to ski, mountain bike, hike and just about anything in the great outdoors! Some of her best memories include trips to Crested Butte and Telluride. After being a travel agent for 3 years, she decided it was best to move on to something more specialized. Lauren joined the team at The World Outdoors in early 2015 where she handles the reservations and guest services.
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