SUSTAINABLE

Our mission is to promote sustainable travel. We are committed to preserving the environment and supporting local communities while providing you with exceptional experiences.

KNOWLEDGABLE

Our guides are masters of their given field, and many hold degrees in fields related to sustainable tourism and ecology. Our rigorous screening process ensures expertise, passion, and unparalleled enthusiasm.

BESPOKE

We seamlessly blend luxury and environmental responsibility. Delight in exquisite adventures showcasing the region's exceptionalism. Ranging from the experiential to the logistical elements of your trip, we've got you covered.

CUSTOM

Personalized service is our hallmark. We work closely with you to design tours that not only meet but surpass your expectations, forging memories that will last a lifetime.

Kieron Wilde

Founder

Camron Wilde

Chief OPERATING Officer

Julia Rovea

Vice President of Operations

Elena Vizzini

Lead Experience Curator

Daniel Wild

Guide

Megan Kelly

Marketing & Sustainability Coordinator

Rachel Kuhl

Communications Outreach Manager

Benjamin Burtis

Guide

Chris Larson

Guide

Dylan Gaar

Guide

Dan Moore

Guide

Irene Squizzato

Guide

Devin Kelly

Guide

Eliot Headley

Guide

Gabe Staggs

Guide

Just wow! The level of organization and procurement was outstanding. First Nature Tours took care of everything! From our rooms (fabulous) to our ski passes (awaiting us at check in) to reserving my Husbands first ski lesson! Kieron took care of everything and then some! I highly suggest one of his arranged activities! I wish there was a sixth star! Million x thank you!

Bryce Amato

As part of a group tour organised by the Visit Portland office we experienced a FANTASTIC Tour led by Kieron Weider. Kieron expertise and knowledge of the Portland and surrounding Oregon area was amazing especially when pointing out interesting facts about the plants and nature of this beautiful part of the USA was second to none. Can HIGHLY recommend the services of First Nature Tours and Kieron Weider.

Paul Webb

First Nature helped me organize an epic 3-day private tour to Crater Lake for my birthday, including lodging in Bend, Mercedes Sprinter transportation for my whole crew, an awesome knowledgeable guide (Kieron), and a full-day snowmobile excursion right to the rim of the crater! Will definitely be booking my next adventure with these guys!

Joshua Williams

We did a day trip of hiking, sightseeing and wine tasting with Kieron. Can't recommend First Nature more highly enough. It was a fantastic day and very memorable. Felt like we were able to fit in so much in one day. Kieron is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide and an absolute pleasure to spend your day with.

Shane Tobin

Definitely hire First Nature for your next Portland adventure! Kieron has an unbelievable knowledge of the Pacific Northwest and you'll never run out of things to talk about with the guy! A friend and I customized a multi day tour where we crammed about 7 separate activities into 4 days of non-stop adventure thanks to the excellent planning of Kieron. All the hotels he booked were begging to be explored even when we were tired and wanted to sleep and the outfitters he hired for ziplining and whitewater rafting were perfect. Not a single gripe over the 4 day tour and not a single regret. Thanks Kieron and James!

Jordan Tang

Tour guides in Portland are especially important if you want to get the most out of the area. We were very pleased with the guide and recommend to any friends traveling to Portland Oregon who want to take in Mount Hood, waterfalls and great hiking.

Paul Grimmstone

Visiting Portland it was a great find to you First Nature to be our guides for some private tours throughout the State. We used them to do a couple private tours of the Columbia Gorge and checked out Willamette Wine Valley with a private tour to finish our trip off with a good glass of wine. Highly recommend their services and tour guides.

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    Kieron Wilde

    Founder

    Kieron Wilde is a born naturalist with a fascination with the natural world that led him to a career in Ecology, Education and eventually Sustainable Tourism. Since 2007, Kieron has been helping travelers create memorable experiences in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Latin America.

    Camron Wilde

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Camron Wilde is the Brand Manager for First Nature and brings twenty years of industry experience to the team. Mr. Wilde is responsible for First Nature’s brand strategy, which translates to growth, reputation, and culture development. Mr. Wilde consults on recruiting and planning teams, training new expedition leaders and facilitators, and managing the creative team in charge of art direction, public relations, and media strategy.

    Julia Rovea

    Vice President of Operations

    Meet Julia, our Vice President of Operations! Originally from Argentina and raised in Miami, Florida, Julia has found her home in the stunning city of Portland. With a wealth of experience in logistical planning and operations across diverse industries, from hospitality to fashion production, Julia brings a unique perspective to her role at First Nature. As a seasoned professional, she takes charge of planning, directing, coordinating, and overseeing all operational activities within the company. When she’s not immersed in work, you can find her engaged in the art of conversation, often losing track of time in long-winded discussions exploring diverse topics and ideas.

    Elena Vizzini

    Lead Experience Curator

    Elena Vizzini is an Experience Curator with First Nature Tours and often your first contact for booking tours. In addition to being an Oregon native, Elena has also lived abroad in Europe and pursued academic studies in International Tourism Management. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the Pacific Northwest from building lasting connections with regional tourism partners during her time with the state tourism board, Travel Oregon.

    Daniel Wild

    Guide

    Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Daniel Wild has 14 years of experience in hospitality working in restaurants, wineries and a myriad of customer service roles, as well as a vast knowledge of Pacific Northwest wine/viticulture and passion for the outdoors.

    Megan Kelly

    Marketing & Sustainability Coordinator

    Megan is a world traveler having lived in multiple countries and visiting more as a former flight attendant. She graduated with her MSc in International Sustainable Tourism where her research focuses on the use of social media and sustainability in tourism. Megan works on our social media and marketing team and sustainability communications.

    Rachel Kuhl

    Communications Outreach Manager

    Introducing Rachel Kuhl, our Communications Outreach Manager. Born and raised in Oregon, Rachel’s roots run deep in the Pacific Northwest. A graduate in public health from Oregon State University, she brings a unique perspective to our team. Having lived in Alaska and Hawaii, her heart remains in Oregon, where she passionately connects her community and fosters meaningful connections. With a love for hiking and an affinity for dogs, Rachel embraces the outdoors and brings her vibrant energy to building communities and making a positive impact. Welcome, Rachel, to our First Nature family!

    Benjamin Burtis

    Guide

    Ben always had an incredible affinity for outdoor adventures, & more so for creating such experiences from scratch to share with others. Ben has spent his career crafting meaningful experiences in the Adventure Travel and Outdoor Education industries; a pursuit that has taken him to Mt. Kilimanjaro, the ruins of Machu Picchu, the backcountry of Yellowstone NP, and now the beautiful nature of the PNW!

    Chris Larson

    Guide

    From an early age Chris developed a deep love for and knowledge of Nature and outdoor skills by spending summers at a fishing cabin in the woods and lakes of northern Ontario Canada, and in the high Sierra mountains of California. Chris has a degree in cultural anthropology and has led sports and walking tours of major cities throughout Scandinavia, the U.K., Northern Europe, and the U.S..

    Dylan Gaar

    Guide

    At a young age, I discovered a powerful connection to the natural world. My youth revolved around exploring the iconic woods, mountains and rivers of the Pacific Northwest. As I grew, I realized the vital role that nature plays in my wellbeing. I decided to dedicate my life to the natural world and to helping others explore and care for it.

    Dan Moore

    Guide

    Dan has over 15 years experience as an outdoor educator, professional adventure guide, and high-level facilitator for retreats, meetings, and teambuilding programs. He takes great care to help create a meaningful and lasting visit.

    Irene Squizzato

    Guide

    Originally from northern Italy, Irene has now been calling Portland home for the last 5 years. She has worked for a PR agency doing strategic communications and branding for the beverage industry – building long-lasting relationships with vendors throughout the country.

    Devin Kelly

    Guide

    Devin Kelly is a fourth generation Oregonian and has shared a passion for adventure and the outdoors since childhood. After living in Costa Rica in 2002, he moved back to Oregon and spent 4 years as lead guide for Extreme Adventures.

    Eliot Headley

    Guide

    Growing up in Lake Tahoe, CA, Eliot Headley has enjoyed exploring and learning in the outdoors from a young age. With a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and Biology from UC Santa Cruz, he continues to seek an understanding of the intersections of biodiversity, sustainability, and tourism.

    Gabe Staggs

    GUIDE

    Meet Gabe, the adventurous spirit of our team! At just 27 years old, Gabe’s passion for the outdoors and snow sports, with snowboarding being his ultimate thrill, is truly infectious. Despite hailing from sunny Florida, Gabe found his calling in the stunning landscapes of Oregon, where he has been carving up the slopes, guiding FN experiences, and exploring nature’s wonders for the past five years.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is transportation included?

    Yes! Luxury transportation is included in all of our Set Departure day tours and in our customized itineraries. 

    Where does First Nature operate?

    First Nature is based in Portland, Oregon and we operate all across the Pacific Northwest and beyond! We’ve guided tours in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Utah, British Columbia, and more!

    What does ‘regenerative travel’ mean?

    To put it simply, regenerative travel means doing work to leave destinations better than we find them. This can look like planting trees, restoring waterways, or cleaning up microplastics. Learn more about our regenerative tours here. 

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    SNOQUALMIE FALLS & WOODINVILLE WINE TOUR

    Embark on a day tour of Northwest Washington. Begin your journey with a mesmerizing visit to the iconic Snoqualmie Falls, where cascading waters create a natural wonder that has been a local icon for hundred of years. Then, indulge in delightful wine tasting experiences in Woodinville's renowned wineries and tasting rooms, savoring a variety of stellar vintages amidst the backdrop of a growing culinary destination right in Seattle's back yard.

    WASHINGTON VINES ODYSSEY

    Over the course of this immersive experience, indulge in the finest wines Washington has to offer as you traverse the picturesque landscapes of Woodinville, Yakima, and Walla Walla. Discover the artistry behind each bottle through intimate vineyard tours, expert-led tastings, and enlightening conversations with winemakers. This tour promises not only exceptional wines but also a deeper appreciation for the intricate craft of winemaking within Washington's diverse terroirs.

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