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Greg began guiding sea kayak tours in ’99 in the San Juan Islands with Sea Quest Expeditions, while spending the winters up in the mountains. He started Alki Kayak Tours in 2005, and Mountain to Sound Outfitters in 2009. Greg has sat as the tourism representative for the Washington State Oil Spill Advisory Council and was involved in the Citizens Advisory Committee for the City of Seattle’s Shoreline Master Program. Greg currently sits on the Washington State Boater Safety Council as well as the Northwest Marine Trade Association Paddlesports Committee.

Providing top notch gear and advice for people is a passion that continues as he develops additional sustainable tourism opportunities.



NATE BALES - General Manager

Originally from the Midwest, Nate moved to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1999 to pursue his passion of running wild rivers. Nate has worked and played on rivers in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, California, Washington, and New Zealand. He spent many winters in Lake Tahoe working all parts of the ski industry. A former sales associate with Head Skis, he now focuses on skier stance balancing and custom ski boot fitting. Nate is happy to call Seattle home with his wife and son. 



HEATHER WOODHAMS - Assistant Manager

Heather started paddling at age 7 in her home state of Maine.  After college, she got serious about kayaking and because a Registered Maine State Guide and led commercial tours.  When she moved to Washington, she brought her passion and experience with her.  She enjoys other sports including SCUBA diving, fishing as well as skiing and snowshoeing.



JAIME CARY - Sales Associate

Jaime went on her first river trip when she was eleven years old. On Gates of Ladore she fell in love with rivers and wilderness. She guided on the Animas River in Colorado, the Salt River in Arizona, and the Nenana River in Alaska. Working in the outdoors she quickly learned how important our wild places are, and how much they are in need of protection. She has worked to educate people about these places, and has traveled extensively to see them before they are gone. She has recently traveled to Uganda to paddle the White Nile before the Isimba Dam goes online and floods a large portion of the river.

The winter is also extremely important to her. She has been skiing since the age of three and has worked in the ski industry for 6 years. She loves boating, hiking, skiing, and paddling and lives in West Seattle.




Maggie has been involved in the ski industry since she was 15, volunteering with the Alpental Leadership Program. Since leaving that program she has been teaching kids to ski at Alpental and now oversees their Leadership Program. She is attending Bellevue College, and planning to transfer to a university soon and majoring in Environmental Sciences. Maggie grew up in Arizona, hiking, backpacking and climbing in the desert. Moving to the Pacific Northwest has opened new doors and experiences. Maggie is currently training to be a kayak guide at Alki Kayak Tours and looking forward to all of the adventures to come.



TYLER GOODWIN - Sales Associate

Tyler is from Anchorage, Alaska, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage with concentrations in drawing and painting. He ski instructed at Alyeska for several seasons and raft guided on the Placer River for a couple summers. While growing up in Alaska he has been on many hunting trips for moose, upland game birds and migratory birds and takes natural conservation very seriously. He loves backpacking, skateboarding and fly-fishing as well and is looking forward to helping you prepare for your next adventure.



POSEIDON - Receiving/Marketing

Poseidon grew up in the central valley of California but now calls Seattle home.  Before coming to Mountain to Sound Outfitters, he interned at K2 Sports and at the Seattle Sports Commission.  He enjoys hiking in the snow, kayaking (if Dave does all the paddling), long walks on the beach and his favorite food, peanut butter.  His sister, Hera, also works at the shop, but Poseidon is the more senior of the two siblings.