Tico Allulee

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  • AMGA Certified Rock guide
  • AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
  • AMGA Certified Ski Guide
  • IFMGA Licensed Ski & Mountain Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AIARE Level 3 Certified

Anthony (AJ) Appezzato

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  • AIARE Course Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder

As a child growing up in New Jersey, the second he herd his parents utter the words “snow day,” he was off to the local golf course. Tent and food in his backpack, with a snowboard under arm. This passion for the sport would land him atop national championship podiums, and a career snowboarding for industry brands like K2 Snowboards, and Smith Optics. He brings a life long passion, never ending smile, and thankful attitude to the KMG team as an AIARE Course Instructor and splitboard guide.

Evan Clapper

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  • AMGA  Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • AMGA  Apprentice Rock Guide
  • AMGA  Apprentice Ski Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder

Evan fell in love with moving over stone as a child in North Carolina. While attending high school in Vermont, he discovered snowboarding. Then quickly moved west to Colorado and earned his first degree in Outdoor Leadership from Colorado Mountain College, logging many days in the mountains in the process. He has worked over a thousand days in the field and has climbed and snowboarded peaks in the Andes, Asia, Europe, New Zealand, Canada and Alaska, including Denali. 

Evan is an AMGA single pitch climbing instructor as well as a aspirant ski guide aspirant and AIARE course instructor.  He spent time as an EMT in Moab, is part of Grand County’s Search and Rescue Winter Rescue Team, and even found time to attend Colorado Mesa University and earn a second degree in Environmental Science.

Dr. Jenn Hargrove

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  • San Juan Regional Medical Center – Emergency Physician
  • Institue for Altitude Medicine – November 2007 to 2010
  • Stanford University – Class of 2006 · Wilderness Medicine Fellowship · Stanford, California
  • Loma Linda University Health – Class of 2002 · M.D. · Loma Linda, California

Jack Klim

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  • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
  • AMGA  Apprentice Ski Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder

Bonnie Kling

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Bon brings a vast amount to the KMG table. She has worked in the ski industry at a major resort for long enough she is nearing her lifttime pass!  Her time there has been in payroll and human resources departments.  This combination makes her a tremendous asset to the KMG office.  In addition to her lethal office skills, Bon is equally comfortable on her tele skis or one of her snowboards.

She also enjoys backpacking, kickball and playing with Stella at the river.  Make sure you say hello to Bon when you come by the KMG office!

Josh Kling

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Josh is the Owner and Lead Guide for Kling Mountain Guides He is a Mountain Guide and Outdoor Educator based in Durango, Colorado. Josh guides all types of rock and alpine climbing as well as trekking. He also guides backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, and instructs AIARE avalanche courses. His climbing and trekking have taken him around the globe. He is an adjunct faculty member with San Juan College where he instructs numerous courses for their Outdoor Leadership degree track as well as instructs courses at Fort Lewis College for the Outdoor Pursuits program.  Josh has taught for numerous other nationally recognized organizations as well worked as a guide on Denali. He has completed rock, alpine and ski guide training from the American Mountain Guides Association and is an Aspirant Mountain Guide. He helps coordinate the Flight For Life Avalanche Deployment team in the San Juans, and is a Technical Team Member, Training Instructor, and Winter Response Team Coordinator with La Plata County Search and Rescue in Colorado.

Gary Newmeyer

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  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder

Jediah Porter

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  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Certified Ski Mountaineering Guide
  • AMGA  Certified Alpine Guide
  • IFMGA Licensed Ski & Mountain Guide
  • AIARE Level 1 Course Leader
  • AIARE Level 3 Certified
  • Wilderness First Responder

Marc Ripperger

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Brad Sablosky

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Bruce Saxman

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  • M.A., Recreation Administration, University of Nebraska‐Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2000
  • B.S., Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, Emphasis in Resource Management, Minor in Anthropology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 1998
  • Green Mountain College – Director of Adventure Programs 2005 to 2015Poultney, Vermont
  • AMGA Ski Guide Course
  • AIARE Course Instructor

Bruce brings over two decades of in the outdoor recreation guiding and leadership industries in both administration and education contexts.  He was the Director of Adventure Programs for 10 years at renowned Green Mountain College in Vermont as well as the Director of the University of Wisconsin – Stout Outdoor Adventure Program.  Today he splits his time between Durango and Idaho.  In Durango,  Bruce is a ski instructor at Purgatory Resort, a raft guide for one of Durnago’s local rafting companies, and avalanche instructor with KMG.  Bruce is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Recreation, Sport and Tourism Management with the University of Idaho; College of Health and Human Performance.

Carl Schnitker

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  • AMGA  Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder

Carl is one of our most versatile and most requested guides.  He is a double major at Fort Lewis College in Adventure Education and Environmental Science.  In addition to guiding for KMG, Carl is one of the SR. Student Leaders for the renowned Outdoor Pursuits program at FLC as well as a lead guide for Mountain Waters Rafting.

Art Zemach

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  • CAA Avalanche Operations I
  • CAA Introduction to Weather
  • Wilderness First Responder

Art is a retired pediatrician who loves backcountry skiing & snow science.  His recent professional pursuits have included ski patrolling, and continuing professional development on avalanche and rescue courses in CO, WY, WA, and Canada.  Art also works designing the sports recovery drink Tailwind Rebuild.