Dan Nash founded Satori Adventures and Expeditions after a life long love affair with the mountains. Dan stays busy as an expedition leader, guide, outdoor educator and reviewing outdoor gear for various magazines and companies. Dan has climbed and backpacked around the world and is an Ambassador for Lowa Boots, Spot, Fayettechille Clothing and Goal Zero, along with being a sponsored adventure athlete.
Daniela Liscio is the legal counsel and business consultant for Satori and is a proud Canadian, who now calls the Ozark Mountains home. Daniela is an avid athlete, having participated in numerous triathlons and Iron-man competitions, along with having reached the summit of peaks in Peru, Nepal, Africa and Bolivia. Daniela is a true world traveler having visited some 30 countries and is know around Satori as being the smartest person on the planet, as she possesses a Bachelors, Masters, MBA and law degree.
Nole Rodolfo Reyes Oropeza is our Peru representative and followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming a mountain guide in the Cordillera Blanca. Rodolfo received his training at the House of Guides, C.E.A.M. in Huaraz, Peru, which is dedicated to the formation of Mountain Guides in Peru. Rodolfo is trained in Mountain Rescue and First-Aid and gained exposure while working on the movie “Touching the Void” as assistant to the climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates. Rodolfo is known as one of the best climbers in South America and is an excellent instructor.
Rishi Ram Bhandari is our Nepal representative and has been trekking and climbing in the Himalaya mountains since his childhood. Rishi became a trekking leader in1999 and obtained his Mountain Guide education and completed Mountaineering School at the direction of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Rishi is known for his ability to organize expeditions and is considered a world leader when it comes to logistics on the big peaks, including organizing numerous 8,000 meter peaks in Nepal and Tibet.
Krista Bowman, a native Canadian, is an instructor and guide for Satori Adventures and Expeditions. Krista splits her time between the Ozark Mountains and her native Ontario, participating in the outdoor education program and coordinating the rock climbing curriculum. Krista also participates in some expeditions and coordinates the itineraries for the trips. Krista is a true outdoor gear junkie and can usually be found on a rock or writing gear reviews, while drinking her favorite Starbucks coffee. The resident rock climbing expert, Krista has rock climbed and backpacked in South America, Canada and numerous locations in the United States.
Carmen Hallock has shown her dedication and determination with Satori Adventures and Expeditions after reaching the summit of Mt. Pisco last summer. Her story became a local legend, thus giving way to a local mountaineering award in her name. Carmen is a great instructor and teacher and will be guiding backpacking trips for Satori, along with helping instruct in numerous classes. Carmen is a graduate of Evangel University and has backpacked through out the United States, Central America and climbed big mountains in Peru. Carmen is certified as a Level I backpacking guide, by the Professional Hiking Guides Association.
Festus Munene is our Kenya representative and has been guiding in Kenya for 12 years. Festus has led numerous groups and individuals up Mount Kenya, trekking to Lenana Peak, 4,985 meters, the third highest peak of Mt.Kenya and the highest that does not require technical skills. Festus has also lead technical trips to Nelion Peak, 5,189 meters and Batian Peak, 5,199 meters on Mount Kenya. Festus also helps organize and handles logistics for the Kenya Safaris.
Matt Boulton, our newest intern, is a lifelong backpacker and hiker, who is pursuing his Professional Hiking Guides Association (PHGA) certification. Matt is known for his great attitude and his desire to help and teach. Perhaps this is how he obtained his trail name, “Anchorman”. If you see Matt on the trail, make sure you ask for some of the Peanut M & M’s that he always has hidden inside his backpack.