Steve Silberberg - Owner / Head Guide

Steve lives in Hull, MA and has the following certifications

He has a wide variety of backpacking experiences over many terrains and guides most Fitpacking trips.

Guiding Experience

  • Mt. Rainier National Park, WA
  • Yellowstone National Park, WY
  • Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile
  • Redwood National Park / California Coastal Trail, CA
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC/TN
  • Olympic National Park, WA
  • Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, CA
  • Joshua Tree National Park, CA
  • Canyonlands National Park, UT
  • Crater Lake National Park, OR
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
  • Isle Royale National Park, MI
  • North Cascades National Park, WA
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND
  • Florida National Scenic Trail / Big Cypress National Preserve, FL
  • Arizona Trail / Superstition Wilderness / Four Peaks Wilderness / Havasu Canyon / Sedona, AZ
  • White Mountain National Forest, NH
  • 100 Mile Wilderness, ME
  • Big Bend National Park, Big Bend Ranch State Park, TX
  • Adirondack High Peaks / Northville-Placid Trail, NY
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA
  • Black Hills / Mt. Rushmore, SD
  • Gila National Forest, NM
  • Hot Springs / Ouachita Trail, AR
  • Foothills Trail, SC/NC
  • Appalachian Trail (ME, CT, MA, NC, TN, VA, WV, MD, PA)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park




Personal Experience

  • Wonderland Trail, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA
  • Appalachian Trail (ME, NH, VT, CT, MA, NC, TN, PA)
  • Continental Divide Trail, CO, ID, MT
  • Grand Teton National Park, WY
  • Long Trail, VT
  • Ouachita Trail, OK, AR
  • The Everglades, FL
  • Cohos Trail, NH
  • Warner Trail, Mid-State Trail, MA

Steve also holds a Master's Degree from MIT, for what it's worth

On the Florida Trail

Bree Gotsdiner - Media Relations / Office Staff / Assistant Guide

Bree lives in Orlando, FL, spent several years as a wildland firefighter and is a graduate of Outward Bound.

She is also co-owner of a boutique public relations firm called Publicly Related

Jesse (J-Train) Hardie - Trip Planner / Lead Guide

Jesse (the tall one) lives in Fort Collins, CO and has a Master's Degree in Exercise Science, is a Leave No Trace Master Educator, is a NOLS Certified Outdoor Educator, is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and possesses a WMA Wilderness First Aid certificate.

He has led Fitpacking trips to

  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Redwood National Park
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Florida National Scenic Trail

He has completed an Ironman Triathlon and makes amazing pizza in the wilderness.

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Somewhere along the Trail

Todd (Big Ovaries / HalfBrew) Soprych - Lead Guide

Todd lives in Savannah, GA and is a WMA Certified Wilderness First Responder and Leave No Trace Trainer .

He has guided Fitpacking trips to

  • Redwood National Park
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Hot Springs / Ouachita Trail
  • Florida National Scenic Trail

Todd thru-hiked the entire 2200-mile Appalachian Trail in 2008 (Trail Name: Halfbrew). He also thru-hiked the entire 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2010. Wow!

Todd mushes dog-teams in the winter for the only blind Iditerod contestant. He also co-owns Roam the Woods.

Deborah Lusk - Lead Guide

Deb lives in Phoenix, AZ and is a SOLO certified Wilderness First Responder, SOLO certified in Wilderness First Aid, certified in CPR (Front, Back) and a Certified Food Handler. She has a wealth of guiding experience with Arizona Outback Adventures and has guided multiple Fitpacking trips to:

  • White Mountain National Forest, NH
  • Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile
  • Superstition Wilderness, Four Peaks Wilderness and Sedona, AZ
  • Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Isle Royale National Park, MI
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • Florida National Scenic Trail, FL
  • Gila National Forest, NM
  • Crater Lake National Park, OR
  • Olympic National Park, WA

Atop Mt. Washington, NH

High Sierra, CA

Rick (Captain Obvious) Romine - Lead Guide

Rick lives in Pleasanton, CA and is a NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute certified Wilderness First Responder, is certified in CPR and is a Certified Food Handler.

A life long outdoor enthusiast, Rick is the founder of the wilderness education site HowToWilderness.com. Rick has been leading backpacking treks and teaching outdoor skills to both youth and adults for over 10 years. He has guided Fitpacking trips to:

  • Joshua Tree National Park, CA
  • Yosemite National Park, CA
  • Yellowstone National Park, WY
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • Redwood National Park, CA
  • Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, CA
  • Mt. Rainier National Park, WA

Hannah McCallum - Lead Guide

Hannah lives in Chico, CA and is a Wilderness Medicine Institute certified Wilderness First Responder, She is a 25 year backpacking veteran who has guided Fitpacking trips to

  • Crater Lake National Park, OR
  • Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, SD
  • Mt. Rainier National Park, WA
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
  • Redwood National Park, CA
  • Olympic National Park, WA

Hannah also leads kayaking trips with other outfitters and is always ready with a fun or thought provoking campsite activity.

The 5th President, Mt. Rushmore, SD

Lehigh Gap, Appalachian Trail

Jeff (Jukebox) Wagner - Lead Guide

Jeff lives in Atlanta, GA and is a seasoned backpacking veteran who is a certified Wilderness First Responder and is certified in CPR and Basic Life Support. He thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 2008 (Trail name: Jukebox).

He has led Fitpacking trips to:

  • Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • Adirondack High Peaks, NY
  • 100 Mile Wilderness, ME
  • Appalachian Trail Primer, GA
  • Appalachian Trail Primer, VA/WV/MD/PA

Bruce (Bear Ninja / Silver Buffalo) Cannon - Lead Guide

Bruce lives in Columbia, SC and is a Wilderness Medicine certified Wilderness First Responder and a Leave No Trace Master Educator.

Bruce is a long-time Scoutmaster. He maintains a section of the 76 mile-long Foothills Trail in South and North Carolina. He can start a fire with one match in any weather, and can name nearly every tree and flower on the trail. Bruce guided the following Fitpacking trips:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC/TN
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
  • Appalachian Trail, GA
  • Foothills Trail, SC/NC
  • Isle Royale National Park, MI
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Top, TN

Jeff (Rorschach) Collins - Guide

Jeff lives in MD and thru-hiked the entire 2200 mile Appalachian Trail Northbound in 2010 (Trail Name: Rorschach)

He is a Wilderness Medical Associates Wilderness First Responder. and has a degree from Tulane University. He has guided Fitpacking trips to:

  • White Mountain National Forest, NH
  • Shenandoah National Park, VA
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC/TN
  • Big Bend National Park, TX

Rosie Enos - Guide

Rosie lives in Savannah, GA and is a WMA certified Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace Trainer, Certified Food Handler, and Kentucky licensed massage therapist.

She has thru-hiked the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail as well as 400 miles of the Arizona Trail. She has guided Fitpacking trips to

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Ouachita Trail / Hot Springs
  • Florida National Scenic Trail

For several years, she guided 13-17 year olds with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse history through various wilderness therapy experiences. She also co-owns Roam the Woods.

Florida National Scenic Trail

White Mountains, NH

Donna Farber - Guide

Donna lives in West Bloomfield, MI and is a WMI certified Wilderness First Responder. She spends her time guiding primarily in the Grand Canyon's Havasupai and South Rim. Summers are spent directing 7-9 year olds and staff at Camp Tamakwa, in Algonquin Park, Canada.

She has guided Fitpacking trips to:

  • White Mountain National Forest, NH
  • Mt. Rainier National Park, WA
  • Florida National Scenic Trail, FL
  • Isle Royale National Park, MI
  • Sedona / Coconino National Forest, AZ

Dan Shafto - Guide

Dan lives in Marshfield, MA and and is a Wilderness Medical Associates certified Wilderness First Responder (Front, Back) who works with Windsor Mountain Student Travel as a Trip Leader, leading groups of teenagers on one and two-week camping and hiking trips that include rafting, rock-climbing, and canyoneering. He has also led teenagers on a month-long community service trip to the Dominican Republic which included hiking and rafting excursions.

Dan has guided Fitpacking trips to

  • Foothills Trail, SC/NC
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC/TN

Foothills Trail, SC

White Mountains, NH

Thresh Diehl - Guide

Thresh lives in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. She thru-hiked the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail in 2009, the 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2012, and plans to earn her triple crown in 2015 by thru-hiking the 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail. She served as a Ridge Runner and Leave No Trace Ambassador with the Maine Appalachian Trail Club in the 100 Miles of Wilderness in 2010 & 2011.

Thresh is a SOLO Certified Wilderness First Responder, an Oregon Certified Food Handler and American Heart Association Certified in CPR ( Front, Back ).

She has guided Fitpacking trips to

  • Florida National Scenic Trail, FL
  • Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
  • Mount Rainier National Park, WA

Kia Mosenthal - Guide

Kia lives in Campton, NH and is a SOLO certified in Wilderness First Aid. She is also a National Slalom Skiing Champion.

She has guided Fitpacking trips to

  • Black Hills / Mt. Rushmore, SD
  • White Mountain National Forest, NH

Custer State Park, SD

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Holly Chambers - Guide

Holly lives in Seattle, WA and is a Certified EMT with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. She teaches CPR & First Aid for the Red Cross and volunteers with the King County Search and Rescue. She has also worked as a backcountry ranger and firefighter with the National Park Service.

She guided the 2013 & 2014 Crater Lake National Park Fitpacking trips.

Adam Kaufman - Guide

Adam lives in Brooklyn, NY and thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011.

He guided the 2013 Shenandoah Fitpacking trip.

Appalachian Trail, NY

Gila Wilderness, NM

Kate (Power Pack) Lukof - Guide

Kate lives in Washington, DC and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2010 (Trail Name: Power Pack).

She guided the 2013 Gila National Forest Fitpacking trip.

Rachel (Catalyst) DeLucas - Guide

Rachel lives in Cambridge, MA and is certified in Wilderness First Aid as well as CPR / Basic Life Support.

She thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2011 (trail name Catalyst) and has summitted all 48 of the New Hampshire 4000 footers. She has led trips with the MIT Outing Club for 5 years and recently guided the 2014 Big Bend National park Fitpacking trip.

Her "Blowtorch Nachos" are legendary.

Big Bend National Park, TX

Competitive Trail Running

Leslie (Llama) Beckwith - Guide / Media Assistant

Leslie lives in Conway, NH and is a SOLO Certified Wilderness EMT. She is also American Heart Association certified in Basic Life Support and CPR ( Front, Back).

She has guided the White Mountains Fitpacking trip and thru-hiked the 2175 mile Appalachian Trail twice and the 2650 mile Pacific Crest Trail once (Trail Name: Llama).

Beau Devlin - Guide

Beau lives in Sioux Falls, SD and is a South Dakota State Certified EMT-B. He is an Army Veteran and has a great positive outlook. He has been known to carry 2 fully loaded backpacks at the same time.

He guided the 2014 Theodore Roosevelt National Park Fitpacking trip.

Near Harney Peak, SD

Chris Marshman - Guide

Chris lives in Bullhead City, AZ and is a Wilderness Medicine certified Wilderness First Responder. Chris teaches a backpacking class at Mojave Community College in Arizona. He also has a variety of backpacking experiences, especially desert related, including The Grand Canyon and Havasu Canyon.

Chris was there at the beginning offering advice and fleshing out the concept when Fitpacking was just an idea.

Yes, he knows he looks like Borat

The Grand Canyon, AZ