Trip Leaders

Shonto Begay
G. Kent Colbath
Jim Enote
Lois and Steve Hirst
James Kay
Don Keller
Gary Ladd
Bill Liebfried
Annette McGivney
Chris Parish
Patrick Pynes
Wayne Ranney
Maggie Sacher
Susan Secakuku
Jerry Snow
Kim Spurr
Ann Weiler Walka
David Wilcox
David Wilson

MNA Ventures guides are leading experts who are dedicated to making your trip the most educational and rewarding experience possible!

Our trip leaders are experts who not only have extensive experience as educators, but they also share a passion for teaching and for the Colorado Plateau. They include scientists, writers and poets, artists and photographers, cultural consultants, and guides. Trip leaders are assisted by experienced MNA staff who prepare meals, drive, and generally help make your Venture successful and enjoyable. This year, we are proud to include some of the Southwest’s leading experts and educators:

  • G. Kent Colbath, Geologist
  • Jim Enote, Executive Director of the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center
  • Lois and Steve Hirst, interpretive rangers and authors
  • James Kay, landscape photographer
  • Don Keller, archaeologist
  • Bill Liebfried, ecologist
  • Wayne Ranney, geologic interpreter and author
  • Susan Secakuku,Hopi cultural consultant
  • Jerry Snow, Colorado Plateau interpreter and guide
  • Kim Spurr, Bioarchaeologist
  • Ann Weiler Walka, poet and naturalist
  • David Wilcox, MNA’s Senior Curator of Anthropology
  • David Wilson, Navajo cultural interpreter and guide