Here’s the thing about our crew: we love what we do, we’ve dedicated our lives to this region; the people, places, wildlife, history, and all this lands embodies!
Founder: After leaving a decade-long career in computational chemistry, Mike Campbell founded Canyonology Treks in 2014. Although Canyonology Treks is a young company, it has a long backstory. Before moving to northern Arizona, Mike and his wife Amanda were avid hikers living in Portland, Oregon. When they met, Mike and Amanda had already spent years living, hiking, and camping across the West. When a job opportunity presented Amanda with the opportunity to return to the Grand Canyon area, they made the leap together. Today, Amanda teaches in Arizona and Mike is a full-time guide.
Owner: Stephan has been a lifelong traveler but was captured by the beauty and splendor of the Grand Canyon. Along the way he’s learned three languages, become a Master SCUBA Instructor, trained in a dojo, and road tripped to all the National Parks. Stephan always looks forward to taking that next step on the path, loves the open trail stretching before him, and longs for the next adventure. Nowadays he spends his time supporting his community, and those around him; educating, volunteering, and donating; what and when, he can.
Lead Guide: A true desert rat, Ken grew up in southern New Mexico and has spent most of his adult life in Arizona. After a stint in the Air Force, Ken practiced law and then taught criminal justice for over a decade at Arizona State University (where he learned to tell a good murder story). He has backpacked thousands of miles in the Grand Canyon, crawled in and around the canyons of southern Utah, through-hiked the Colorado Trail three times, and traced the footsteps of John Muir in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He finds peace, joy, and humor in the wilderness, and lives by the adage that “there is no such thing as bad weather, just different types of good weather.” When not exploring, he loves to read, listen to bluegrass music, and extol on the delicious healing powers of Hatch green chili.