Meet Our Adventure Tour Guides

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – David Katzenmeyer

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

David Katzenmeyer started rock climbing in 2o13 in a climbing gym in Harker Heights, TX and he fell in love with both the community and the problem solving aspect of climbing. He found that he was able to not only challenge himself but also keep himself fit and surround himself with like minded people. David then left Texas so that he could climb El Capitan in Yosemite and 6 months later he did so. David used to be a mechanic and decided to make his passion for climbing a job and started guiding. He loves seeing people face their fears and push past their mental limitations.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certified
  • Completed AMGA Rock Guide 1 Course
  • Pursuing AMGA Rock Guide 2 Course
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – David Katzenmeyer 2019-09-19T15:48:29+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Jeremiah Hardy

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Jeremiah Hardy has been climbing for over 10 years all over the United States with jaunts to both Mexico and Canada. While he has plenty of bouldering and sport climbing experience, his primary interests are multi-pitch trad climbing and mountaineering. His favorite places to climb are Squamish, BC, Red Rocks, NV, Yosemite, CA (of course) and Cochise Stronghold, AZ.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Certified
  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Jeremiah Hardy 2019-09-13T10:32:01+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Aidan Multhauf

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Hailing from Colorado, Aidan has been exploring the desert since the ripe age of six.  Aidan divides his time between the San Juan mountain range and the deserts of Southeastern Utah each week. He has been climbing for nearly a decade and discovered canyoneering when he wanted to explore the desert in a little more…depth.
Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • WMTC Wilderness First Responder
  • American Institute Avalanche Research and Education Level 1
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Aidan Multhauf 2019-09-13T10:26:54+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Emily Sukiennik

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Growing up in New Hampshire, Emily was always outdoors and participating in sports and recreation. At the age of 21, she took a rock climbing course while in college and was immediately hooked! She loved the combination of both physical and mental strength that it took to succeed. She was also introduced to the sport of slacklining and highlining at that time and quickly became one of the country’s top females within the sport. Spending over 10 years adventuring and exploring within the realms of climbing and highlining, she has finally taken it to the next level and started guiding in 2018 for Moab Cliffs and Canyons.

Blog: www.theascentofem.blogspot.com

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • Active AMGA (American Mountain Guide Assoication) Member
  • Completed AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course
  • BLS and CPR Certified
  • Wilderness First Responder Certified via SOLO Wilderness Medical School
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Emily Sukiennik 2019-08-22T15:27:09+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Heidi Stanke

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Heidi grew up in Chicago, where she first discovered rock climbing in Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin. It wasn’t until 2009, a decade later, that she began climbing at the Red River Gorge in eastern Kentucky. From that point on, she has committed herself to a lifestyle dedicated to the pursuit of world class rock climbing. She has lived and traveled all over the southeastern US, and has spent time in the Sierra Mountains of California. She started climbing in the Moab area in 2013 and has since fallen in love with the desert. Heidi first began working as a climbing guide in Tennessee in 2011, began guiding professionally in 2015, and joined the Moab Cliffs and Canyons team in 2016.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder)
  • Pursuing AMGA Rock Guide certification
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Heidi Stanke 2019-08-22T14:38:55+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – John Collis

John Collis

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

A native of New Jersey, John moved west when he became a student at Colorado College. After graduating with a B.A. in geology, he took up guiding to fulfill his love of teaching and to share the joy of climbing and the desert. John loves climbing for the places it takes him—so far ten states, three provinces and four continents, though he considers the desert southwest to be his favorite place in the universe.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • Completed AMGA Rock Guide Course (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • AIARE Level 2 (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education)
  • WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder)
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – John Collis 2019-08-22T14:38:14+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Joe Stern

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Joe grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and learned to climb on weekend excursions to the Red River Gorge during high school. Joe visited Moab on his first ever climbing road trip in 2002, and his passion for exploring and climbing in the desert has only grown since then.

Joe has guided climbing, canyoneering, mountaineering, and backpacking trips for over 12 years in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming. He worked as a field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) for three spring-through-fall seasons, climbing and living out of his van between courses and spending winters in Jackson, Wyoming.

Joe has a PhD in Earth Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. From pointing out micro-faults and calcite veins to discussing petrified sand dunes and the breakup of Pangaea, his background in geology enhances any trip.

Joe has climbed the Nose of El Capitan in a day (Yosemite) and the Grand Traverse of the Teton Range in a day. His technical expertise and patient, calm demeanor will allow you to expand your comfort zone in a safe environment. Joe started guiding at Cliffs and Canyons in 2014. You can learn more about Joe at his personal website: www.joevstern.com.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships

  • AAI Level I (American Avalanche Institute)
  • WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder)
  • Leave No Trace Master
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Joe Stern 2019-08-22T14:39:32+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Brett Sutteer

Executive Director, Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Brett possesses an obvious passion for both rock climbing and exploring the deepest recesses of this amazing desert landscape.

Wanting to share his enthusiasm, he opened Moab Cliffs and Canyons in 1999 and since then has introduced hundreds of people to the thrill of vertical play. A native Utahn, he began rock climbing more than 25 years ago in the Wasatch and Wind River Mountains and has subsequently established many routes throughout his home state.

Brett moved to Moab in 1985 and began his adventure career as a commercial raft guide, logging thousands of commercial river trip miles while working on 20 rivers in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Russia, Mexico, and Argentina/Chile.  A kayaking obsession quickly grew, culminating with dozens of Class V descents on many of the classic rivers of the western U.S. and Mexico.

Concurrently, he worked as a mountain bike guide when the sport was still in its infancy, founded a bike touring company and pioneered a handful of trips that are now common for more than a dozen companies operating today.

Since 1995, Brett has been a contractor developing and coordinating large vertical adventure programs for an international travel and adventure firm in remote areas around the world including; Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus, Russia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Dominican Republic and elsewhere. His extensive experience on the rock has also made him a sought after technical rock rigger, stuntman, and location scout resulting in his work on more than 30 film/photo productions.

The consummate adrenaline junkie and desert factoid master, he is also an expert telemark skier, adventure racer and dirt biker.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • Utah State Certified Emergency Medical Technician-Level I
  • Helicopter Short Haul
  • Employee of Grand County E.M.S (ambulance) Grand County S.A.R. Winter Rescue Team Leader
  • National Park Service’s I-Sky Technical Rock Rescue
  • SRT (Swiftwater Rescue Technician)
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Brett Sutteer 2019-08-22T14:40:09+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Christopher Murray

Senior Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Originally from western New York, Chris began climbing in 1993. He has climbed throughout North America and South America.

Chris has also worked extensively as a whitewater raft guide and is a seasoned kayaker and mountaineer. Additionally, he has logged thousands of sea miles as a licensed captain and professional sailor. On top of that, he has also worked in the field of wilderness therapy, designing and leading courses for challenged and disadvantaged youth and their families.

Chris has a passion for exploring the wild places of the world and sharing these experiences with others. Chris’ passion, patience and infectious smile always add to the amazing trips he has guided for Cliffs & Canyons since 2009.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • Completed AMGA Rock Guide Course
  • PCGI Single Pitch Guide (Professional Climbing Guides Institute)
  • AAIRE Level I & II (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education)
  • PADI Scuba Diver
  • Swiftwater and High Angle Rescue trained
  • USCG Masters License (200 GRT NC, Steam, Motor, Sail)
  • NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians)
  • WEMT (Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician)
  • NAEMT PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support)
  • MPIC (Medical Person In Charge-advanced remote medical skills)
  • Healthcare Provider CPR and AED
  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED Instructor
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Christopher Murray 2019-08-22T14:40:43+00:00

Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Jerome Smart

Jerome Smart
Jerome Smart

Rock Climbing & Canyoneering Guide

Since Jerome’s first encounter with climbing fourteen years ago, it has been a driving passion in his life. It has taken him all around the Western U.S. in pursuit of adventures on rock as well as a few international trips.

He finds the red rock country around Moab to be some of his favorite and most peaceful climbing.

Some of his more noteworthy climbs have been multiple ascents of Yosemite’s El Capitan and a ski descent of the Grand Teton in Wyoming.

Jerome loves sharing his passion for the wilderness and climbing with others.

Since joining the Cliffs and Canyons team in 2012, Jerome has ensured each guest gains not only the accomplishment of safely navigating a canyon or climb but also a deeper understanding of the areas around Moab through his expansive knowledge of rock climbing and the desert.

Professional Certifications, Courses and Relevant Memberships:

  • AMGA Rock Guide (American Mountain Guides Association)
  • IRATA Level 1 Rope Access Technician (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association)
  • AAI Level 2 (American Avalanche Institute)
  • WFR, CPR (Wilderness First Responder)
  • Leave No Trace Master
Moab Adventure Tour Guide – Jerome Smart 2019-08-22T14:41:18+00:00