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Erik

Hinman

4 years of experience
Cosmopolis, WA
United States of America (USA)

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About

I am a certified tour director and interpretive guide with an enthusiastic passion for cultivating unforgettable travel experiences. Exceptional historical knowledge of the United States with excellent organizational and public speaking skills. Experience in guest services, resolving problems, and improving customer satisfaction.

Tours Offered & Destination Knowledge

Adventure/Hiking ToursBus ToursCultural/Specialty ToursDriver GuideExperience HostLarge Group ToursLocal GuideMulti-Day Tour Director/LeaderPrivate Tours
Pacific Northwest

Seattle, Portland, Olympic Peninsula (16-Year Resident), Columbia River Gorge, Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Crater Lake, Spokane, Palouse, Coeur d’Alene, Boise, Magic Valley, North Cascades, Mt. Rainier, Mount St. Helens

California / Nevada

Redwoods, San Francisco, Sacramento, Carmel, Monterey, Los Angeles (21-year Resident), Disneyland, Hollywood, San Diego, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Reno / Lake Tahoe

Arizona / New Mexico / Utah

Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Bryce, Zion, Canyonlands, Arches, Monument Valley, Salt Lake City

Wyoming / Montana / Dakotas

Jackson Hole, Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Cheyenne, Missoula, Glacier, Mt. Rushmore, Black Hills

Colorado / Rocky Mountains

Denver, Colorado Springs, Vail, Pikes Peak, Aspen, Silverton, Durango Railroad

Alaska / British Columbia / Yukon

Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Seward, Valdez, Arctic Circle, Alaska Railroad, Victoria, Vancouver, Banff, Jasper, Whitehorse, Dawson City

Texas / Arkansas / Missouri

Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Galveston, Kansas City, Branson

Deep South

Asheville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Piedmont Triangle

Florida

Orlando, Space Coast, Daytona Beach

Great Lakes

Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland

Mid-Atlantic

Washington DC, Baltimore, Arlington, Mt. Vernon

New York / Penn Dutch Country

New York City (1-Year Resident), Philadelphia, Gettysburg, Hershey

New England / Eastern Canada

Boston (3-year Resident), Lexington, Concord, Cape Cod, Newport, Montreal

Hawaii

Honolulu, North Shore, Big Island, Hilo, Kailua-Kona
Fun Fact!
Hobbies & Interests
United States History, World History, Music History, Sports, National Parks, Photography, Hiking, Camping, Cooking, Gardening, Museums, Story Telling

Testimonials

·       Our family had a wonderful 12-hour private tour with Erik. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area, the history, the hidden gems, and must-see areas in Yellowstone. We would have missed all the good stuff if we’d tried to navigate this alone. Erik is a true pro as a guide, and I would highly recommend Teton Excursions private tours!

·       My wife and I used Teton Excursions for a three-day private tour of the Tetons and Yellowstone, and we could not be more pleased with the service we received. Aaron and Erik treated us like royalty and personalized our tour to our likes and interests. Although the weather did not always cooperate, we still had the adventure of a lifetime and saw many spectacular sights and numerous wildlife. I cannot recommend Teton Excursions enough.

·       We (6 adults) took a 2 day Yellowstone trip. Erik was our guide and did a great job. We saw all the highlights plus many more. We even saw 3 bears, 2 had cubs with them, wolves from a distance, and more bison than we could count. Erik was prepared with everything, drinks, food, sun lotion, and everything else you can think of. I would highly recommend Teton Excursion and Erik.

·       Eric was amazing! Great communication, and very informative of our surroundings. He was nice, easy going and open to all our questions. He made sure we saw all the points of interest and was always willing to make a few changes per our request.

·       We had a great time with Teton Excursions! Erik, our guide, was great. He was very communicative before and during our excursion. Before we started, he asked if there were any food or drink preferences we had, which was very nice. He was a wealth of knowledge on the parks (Grand Teton and Yellowstone, 3 day excursion) in regards to their history and the geology of the area. One very special thing I want to call out was that one of our group mentioned a favorite food offhand during lunch one day, and the next day Erik had it in the van! These little touches really made our excursion feel super premium and custom just to us. Would definitely book again!

·       My family and I just got back from Wyoming, where we took two tours: one of Yellowstone Lower Loop with Erik and the other of the Grand Teton NP with Timo. Both guides were very knowledgeable of the area and were so easy to talk with. They were both attentive to our needs and provided yummy snacks and lunch. The best part was that we didn’t have to drive, find parking places and bathrooms or time the crowds; Erik and Timo did it all with a smile! Aaron and Peter were both responsive to the questions I had before we booked the tour. Highly recommend using this company!

·       We did 3 days in Yellowstone with Teton Excursions, they are fabulous. Our guide was Eric and in addition to being one of the nicest persons we have met, he was extremely knowledgeable about the science, geology and history of the area. The lunches were great. It is a trip we will never forget.

·       Although the 12 hour tour in Yellowstone made for a very long day, it was so worth it. We had a wonderful guide, Erik, who made our day enjoyable. His stories were great and he toured all the areas that we were interested in seeing

·       My wife and I booked a 12 hour private tour through Yellowstone. From the beginning to the end, Teton Excursions were very professional and easy to work with. Everything was communicated clearly and they fulfilled all of the claims they make about their tours. Our guide Erik was great! Very informative on every aspect of the tour, with tons of knowledge on both parks and the history of the the whole region. He was very accommodating as far as stopping whenever we wanted, taking pictures for us, and making sure we were good the whole time. The lunch and snacks were great and there was plenty of it. Most importantly, we never felt like we were on the clock. There was no rush whatsoever on the trip and we actually went about an hour over. We highly recommend Teton excursions. Great people.

·       My wife and I just finished a multi day private tour of Cody, WY, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Erik, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, and fun. Despite the record crowds at Yellowstone, Erik managed to navigate the parks with very little down time and we saw more than we had even hoped. We can't imagine doing this tour alone and were extremely pleased with the service provided by Erik and Teton Excursions. Highly recommended!

·       Wonderful Multi-day tour with Teton Excursions with Erik. We did the 3 day tour through Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Erik made sure we saw “all the things” (which was my request). And he was a wealth of knowledge about the area, animals and geological features. The highlight for me was seeing wolves taking down a bison. And we saw many other animals including: moose, elk, bear, bison (a ton), bald eagle and sheep! He had binoculars, a big spotting scope, informational guides and we enjoyed his company. It was a great way to see the parks without having to focus on driving while trying to see everything. He even made sure we “found” Yellowstone (see below picture). Highly recommend!!

·       Amazing day exploring Yellowstone with our tour guide Erik….incredibly knowledgeable and knew exactly where to take us…highly recommend!

Details

Gateway Airport(s)

SEA, PDX

Licenses

Washington, D.C.

Training

ITMI - February 2019

Language(s)

English

Additional Education

Yellowstone National Park Guide Card (May 2021)

Red Cross First Aid / CPR / AED Certified (January 2021)

Washington State Food Worker Card (May 2020)

Washington State Class 13 MAST Permit (May 2020)

IATA Destination Geography Certificate (May 2020)

FAU Hospitality and Tourism Certificate (April 2020)

University of Illinois Geology Certificate (April 2020)

Eagle Scout (1991)

General Availability

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