Joan Daniel, received her authorization to be a Yellowstone Park Outfitter in 2009 and has been a certified Park Guide since 1987, spending every summer working trips in the back country. Joan is eager to share all that she's learned over the years, including the history of Yellowstone and the grandeur of its wildlife and natural wonders. Joan has worn many hats in the outfitting world as camp cook, packer, fishing/hiking/day ride guide and bookkeeper. In addition, Joan is a Registered Nurse and Red Cross first aid/CPR instructor; safety and prevention of accidents is one of Joan's specialties. Spending time with horses and enjoying the backcountry are two of Joan's passions that she is eager to share with you.
Jim Collins is a key employee with Hoof Beat Recreational Services and serves as principle guide and packer. Jim has been a certified Yellowstone Park guide since 1987, working with various backcountry horse and mule concessionaires. Jim's roles have included trip leader, guide, packer, cook, wildlife interpreter and campfire storyteller extraordinaire. Guests find Jim to be friendly and competent and great at recounting yarns about mountain men, sagas of Indians, archeology of artifacts and Park history.