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+Program Leader(s)

Polar Bears & Beluga Whales

Kent Taylor — Expedition Leader

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Kent Taylor has led national park tours as a park ranger since 1984. Having worked with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, he brings to your expedition a lifetime's wealth of knowledge about North America's parks, preserves, and wildli

Lynette Noble — Orbridge Expedition Leader

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Hailing originally from Vermont, Lynette's passion for the outdoors began at an early age on her family's dairy farm. A move to Montana and a degree in Ecology enabled her to continue to nurture her love of exploration throughout the western U.S. Since that time, she has had the good fortune to study grizzly and black bears, pine marten, coyotes, foxes and wolves in various research projects in some of the West's most remote areas; as well as to educate visitors in the complexity of mountain, desert, sub-arctic and coastal ecosystems. Lynette enjoys all manner of outdoor activity and feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to share her enthusiasm for wild places with intrepid travelers who share her love of advent

Denise Newberry – Orbridge Expedition Leader

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Denise brings a diverse background with a B.S. in Education: teaching biology and movement science, along with an M.S. from Colorado State University in Rangeland Ecosystem Science and Natural Resource Management. Recently retired, she spent her 30-plus-year career with the National Park Service, National Forest Service, and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. She wore many hats while living, working, and playing in America's National Parks as a Park Ranger, including Emergency Medical Technician, Backcountry interpreter and Water Rights Specialist.

As a Forester and Recreation Specialist with the National Forest Service, Denise's passion for education and interpretation of managing our forests, watersheds, wildlife habitat, and air quality provided safe and educational places for people to recreate.

As a state water rights specialist for the Colorado Division of Wildlife, she worked closely with private landowners in the management and education associated with water rights and Colorado's remarkable wildlife abundance. From Alaska to DC and all the beautiful places in between, her contagious curiosity and devotion to deep observation of our natural world always permeates in each and every place. She brings that love with her and looks forward to sharing it with each and every Orbridge traveler.

Denise and her husband, Doug, enjoy living the "cabin" life off the grid and learning about bee hives at 9,500 feet. Hobbies include traveling, hiking, snowshoeing, birding, photography, knitting, golden retrievers, linolium block carving, graphic design, biking, and sea kayak