Pulseline Staff

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Experienced Adventurers

Pulseline staff members are a group of professional guides and adventure enthusiasts. They have dedicated their lives to the sports that they love, and have honed their skills in order to bring you a world-class, safe adventure of your choosing.

Our staff is as diverse in our function as we are in our locations. We have staff members located all over the world, with the ability to offer local knowledge of terrain and snowpack, or swell and optimal surf season for all ability levels, or time of the day and where to hook your next fish, and so much more. We pride ourselves in our ability to take you where you want to go and show you the ropes like only a local would know. Our staff works tirelessly to bring you safety, value and memories during every adventure.

As we help you find your pulse we will earn your trust, as such we hope to establish a lifelong relationship with each of you. Our staff is ready and willing to plan, coordinate, and execute your next adventure. We look forward to serving you.

Meet Our Team

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Gabe Monroe

Operator and Guide

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Jason Champion

Operator and Guide

Growing up in the mountains & snowboarding for 30 plus years, Jason then began backcountry snowboarding in the late 1990’s. In 2000, along with his first summit on Mt. Shasta, he started focusing more on snowboard mountaineering/BC split-boarding. The rest is history.

Jason has since been professionally guiding for 14 years mainly in Alaska, Washington and California. He is a certified A.M.G.A. Splitboard Guide, American Avalanche Institute Level III, Wilderness First Responder and a certified Mechanized Ski Guide. He is constantly furthering his education in the field of guiding as well as teaching more Avalanche safety courses.

With his infectious attitude in the Alpine, Jason is defined by his experience. He’s enthusiastic about sharing the technique of mountaineering in “good style” that contributes to successful objectives in the mountains. He has also built and managed remote tour camps both in Alaska and California and has experience with snowboard media production.

Jason has worked for many guiding operations including Alaska Snowboard Guides, Shasta Mountain Guides, Alpine Skills International, and Splitboard Guides International. Jason is also a vital part of the Pulseline Adventure guide staff, having worked with us for over 8 years. We are happy to have him return for yet another year of guiding.

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Billy McCabe

Operator and Guide

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Chris Rodes

Operator and Guide

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Dave Hill

Operator and Guide

Howdy, my name is Dave Hill and I'm a mountain bike guide for Pulseline Adventure. I grew up in Hawaii surfing 8 days a week and living the island lifestyle, but eventually found my way to Idaho and couldn’t be happier. I have been bouncing between Idaho and Montana ever since, looking for adventure and starting a career (and an amazing family) in the meantime.
In college I discovered a passion for snowboarding and mountain biking and I haven't looked back since. What began as a racing career on the snow turned into snowboard instructing and mountain bike guiding/racing.
Family and work life has dictated how much time I spend pow and dirt surfing these days, but I still love to go on big adventure rides and show others what our Idaho mountains have to offer! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
At Pulseline we understand what a healthy work/life balance is and we put your safety first. As a practicing ER physician assistant, certified in ATLS and ACLS, and having a healthy dose of respect for our mountains, I believe we can do just that. See you on the trail!

-Pulseline is more than thrilled to have Dave onboard, his enthusiasm and professionalism are second to none. If you’re lucky enough to chase him on some Idaho single-track, you’ll be counting the down the days until the next time.

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Courtney Hill

Operator and Guide

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Geoff Perusse

Operator and Guide

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Travis Elquist

Operator and Guide

Growing up in South-Eastern Idaho made it all too easy to fall in love with the outdoors. After what I call a stroke of luck (maybe some skill too) while working with an orthopedic surgeon in Idaho, he took me to Alaska for my first ever heli-skiing trip more than 10 years ago. Simply put, this changed my life.
I traded chasing-a-nursing-degree for a career in guiding, and never looked back. After 7 years making the pilgrimage to Alaska for the guiding season, I actually moved to AK permanently to be closer to the mountains I’d fallen in love with.
Living in Alaska for the past 6 years has only intensified my love for this place my family and I now call home. Best part is, not only do I get to share my passions with clients from all over the world, but I get to enjoy sharing my passions with my family year around.
In the off-season I work as a surgical tech in Anchorage. I am a nationally certified EMT 1. I hold my Mechanized Ski Guide Certificate, along with crevasse rescue/high angle rescue, and have my WFR. 13 years guiding heli-skiing has gone way too fast.
“Life is a dream, make sure you enjoy it”.

-We here at Pulseline have enjoyed working with Travis for the past 7 or 8 years, his laughter is infectious, and his passion/dedication to the sport is blatantly obvious.

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Dan Vandermullen

Operator and Guide

My lifelong pursuit of traveling through and living within the mountains has been challenging to say the least, but rewarding in ways difficult to verbalize. From the harshest of environments to the most peaceful summits, I can honestly say that when your only defense is proper planning, preparation, and teamwork, you make memories that can’t be stripped away.
As I’ve pushed my limits physically and mentally, my greatest satisfactions come from sharing the peaceful and surreal side of otherwise inhospitable winter landscapes with others.

-Dan would never say it out loud, but he has a proud resume of professional mountain rescue & guiding experience. From guiding in the Wrangell Saint-Elias range, to his time as a high-angle rescue ranger on Denali, to his thousands of days guiding heli-skiing in the Chugach. Dan is also an EMT-I, WFR, CAA Operations L2, AIARE L1 instructor, SPRAT/IRATA Rope Access Technician, high angle/crevasse rescue certified, along with formal geology & meteorology training.

Dan has both dynamite in his back pocket, and calming words on tap when needed. Dan is a pleasure to be in the mountains with, and Pulseline is proud to have him within its’ ranks.

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Dave Shuman

Operator and Guide

Dave Shuman, hailing from California, now an Alaskan resident, brings his contagious personality and wealth of mountain skills & knowledge to Pulseline Adventure.

Dave retired from the US Air Force as a pararescuer (PJ) in 2012. Since then, he has continued to hone his skills as a rigging instructor, risk management/rescue consultant to the film industry, and a big mountain ski guide.

Dave has worked with Red Bull, Nat Geo, The Discovery Channel, and as a alpine stuntman for Coors Light commercials. Dave’s experience with risk management has helped him and his many clients operate safely in potentially hazardous mountain environments. Dave is a nationally registered paramedic, professional rigging specialist, rock & ice climbing expert, and has his L3 AVY certification.

Pulseline Adventure is honored to have Dave among its’ ranks. Dave is a pleasure to work with, on and off the mountain.

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Sarah Farnsworth

Operator and Guide

A Utah native, Sarah grew up in the shadow of the Wasatch mountains, where she learned the transformative powers of adventure sports. Drawn to Wyoming by the Teton range in 2008, she honed her skills as a backcountry skier for more than a decade, and embarked on an all-out pursuit of challenging ski lines and deep powder in her adopted home range.
Although powder is her calling, Sarah enjoys all kinds of skiing and spent two winters as a ski instructor in Big Sky Montana.

Recently, she has also been chasing the water cycle from winter's powdery peaks of the Tetons to the summer melt in the rivers of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Sarah has guided everything from whitewater to scenic paddles and stand up paddle boarding on the river.

When not sliding on snow or floating down rivers, she enjoys climbing and riding a bike, growing her own food and cooking delicious foods. Her background in environmental science and art has given her a diverse platform to understand the wild places she loves to explore.

Sarah is a new addition to Pulseline Adventure, and we couldn't be happier to have her on board. She leads some of our girls-only trips, and isn't afraid to teach the men a thing or two as well. Sarah guides rafting, biking, skiing, and backpacking trips.

Certs:
Avy 2
PSIA Level 1
Wilderness First Responder
Swiftwater Rescue

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Mike Hamilton

Operator and Guide

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