Hallo Bay Wilderness Owner and Naturalist ©

“Today the enemies of wildlife include sprawling urbanization, overuse of habitat areas by resource managers desperate for increased revenue sources, the public demanding to see and use their public lands at a greater rate than ever and poorly planned and executed wildlife studies. My greatest pleasure today is giving others the opportunity to observe a thriving pristine wildlife habitat without large impacting crowds. Each day brings an opportunity to experience an unspoiled habitat and savor it again and again.”

A word about wilderness naturalists by Clint
“The naturalists and people of Hallo Bay Wilderness are a very unique and special type of people. They have a deep rooted and honest love of the wilderness and find a peaceful comfort within it. Their concern for the land and wildlife is above reproach, and their willingness to share this knowledge with others is the future.”

Alaska Host Program / Alaska Native Cultural Studies
Alaska Host Program / International Visitor Training Seminar


Hallo Bay Naturalist Guide ©

“We are so used to living in a fast paced traveling society, trying to see it all and do it all that we have forgotten how to stop and find our place in the great scheme of things. Once in our lifetime, if we are very lucky, we may experience an adventure that changes our lives forever, Hallo Bay Wilderness was such a place for me. The wild and untouched splendor of this Alaska wilderness retreat reawakens one’s love and appreciation for all things in our lives which we have taken for granted for so long. The peaceful natural beauty of the surroundings, the endless change of the tides, the majestic bears who guard this paradise and the spirit of those of Hallo Bay Wilderness bring on an awe of life and a gentle calming effect to the soul.”

Leave No Trace Master Educator
Canadian Certified St. John’s Ambulance Advanced First Aid & CPR
Canadian Wilderness Survival Training
Non-Traumatic Brown Bear Identification Project

Alaska Host Program / Alaska Native Cultural Studies Alaska Host Program
Wanderlust Magazine World Guide Awards 2012 Silver Award Winner out of over 1000 naturalist guides worldwide.

World Guide Awards


Hallo Bay Camp Manager ©

Brad was born in California and has resided in Idaho for the past twenty six years. He developed a passion for the outdoors recreating in the Rocky Mountains of Northern Idaho as a youth and committed himself to passing this enjoyment on to others through conservation and education. Graduating from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA with a Bachelors Degree in Recreation Management Brad worked with the Idaho state parks and recreation department as a park ranger for many years before transferring to another state agency. There he supervised contract work crews for a variety of natural resource related projects ranging from trail construction, wildland fire fighting, and timber management.

“Hallo Bay is truly a unique place where people are afforded the privilege to mingle with nature’s magnificent creatures in their natural undisturbed environment. The opportunity to be a part of such a place and work with such great people in providing others the ability for life changing experiences while preserving it for generations to come through education is the chance of a lifetime and a dream come true.”

First Aid and CPR Certification
Certified Interpretive Guide (National Association of Interpretation)
Type 1 Wildland Firefighter (National Wildfire Coordinating Group)
Type 4 Incident Commander (National Wildfire Coordinating Group)

Hallo Bay Day Trip Naturalist ©

DeWaine has been an artist, naturalist and educator for more than twenty-five years and has guided and set up educational programs in Alaska, Costa Rica and Ecuador. DeWaine’s passion is learning about and communicating with others, the wonders of this incredible world on which we live.

“It is my view that there is a perception of the natural world brought on by media experiences and then there is the perception brought on by direct immersive experiences. Seldom, if ever are they the same. There is an astounding difference between seeing a close-up of a bear regarding its environs in a television documentary and then being there- on the same level with the bear- seeing it doing the same thing, then looking you straight in the eye, regarding you and moving on. The experience of being a part of the great bear’s environment- an accepted part of its landscape- is a life changing privilege. Hallo Bay Camp is one of the last places on earth where this is a possibility.”

First Aid and CPR Certification
BFA Degree, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota
Tech center Coordinator Boys and Girls Club in Homer, Alaska

Hallo Bay Naturalist Guide ©

Herb lives in Tennessee and has backpacked throughout the Great Smokies Mountains and volunteers in the National Park, educating people about the place and its’ wildlife. Herb developed a respect for not only the mountains but everything wild and natural.

He spent 22 years working for Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad in various management positions, relocating 15 times, including 2 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he was Managing Director-General Manager. He took an early retirement from BNSF and moved his family back to Tennessee, where he worked as a substitute teacher in his kids’ schools for 7 years, teaching Spanish for a semester and Business Logistics and Transportation. He also had a very unique opportunity to work as CEO-Managing Director of Estonian Railway, 2002-2004, privatizing a formerly government run railway business. This came along as a direct result of his position in Buenos Aires. Because the Estonian Railway was virtually a land-bridge for Russian oil to the Baltic Sea he had many business dealings with the Russian Railway officials.

“To me, when thinking about wilderness, the first words that come to mind are respect and responsibility. I believe first we have to have a respect for the natural state of wild places. Then we have a moral responsibility to preserve it, not just for posterity, but more so because it has a right to exist. I have nothing to offer the wilderness in return except a promise to not alter it in any way and help tell the story to others about the need to do all we can to preserve it and other wild places like it. I knew the first time I visited Hallo Bay that it was truly one of those places. I have had many different jobs but none more rewarding and fun than as an official Volunteer in the Great Smoky Mountains NP and as a Naturalist Guide at Hallo Bay Bear Camp. I hope I can continue both for years to come.”

First Aid and CPR Certification
Degree in Business Logistics and Transportation, University of Tennessee

Hallo Bay Naturalist Guide ©

A military veteran, Lance is the third generation of his family to serve in the United States Navy. Born in San Diego, he moved numerous times with his family, and eventually moved to Virginia.  From there he enlisted in the Navy and served honorably for 21 years, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer before retiring in 2012. Lance makes his home in Washington, where he spends time camping and hiking in the Northern Cascades Wilderness and Olympic National Parks.

Fortunate to work in a wide variety of duty stations around the world, Lance found himself stationed places like Newfoundland, Canada, Okinawa, Japan, and Whidbey Island, Washington.  Each place afforded him the opportunity to rekindle his love and increase his respect of the outdoors.  In Okinawa, he obtained his PADI certification and gained a better appreciation of the fragility of the ocean and its creatures.  An advocate for the environment, he worked as a member of the Nature Conservancy, completing a critical Bald Eagle Study along two major river systems in Washington State. The results of the study resulted in multiple sites being protected from deforestation, ensuring Bald Eagles would have a habitat to nest, feed and thrive.  He continues to be an advocate for the environment and the protection of all creatures.

“I find myself extremely fortunate to be part of the Hallo Bay Bear Camp Team, where both people and bear are able to co-exist in a truly wild and unique environment, untainted, and unmarred by human encroachment.  It gives me great satisfaction working and living in the camp, and great pleasure watching as guests witness the wonders of nature first hand; breathtaking moments they never thought imaginable.”

First Aid and CPR Certification
Marine Engineering Degree
Licensed Pilot (single engine land)
PADI Certification



Hallo Bay Camp Assistant ©

I was born in Washington and lived there three years before my family and I moved to Alaska. I have been an Alaska resident ever since. I lived in Homer, Alaska for ten years with a short interval in Fairbanks before moving to my current residence of Seward, Alaska.

I will graduate from high school in May 2012 with a 4.0 GPA. I lettered in Cross Country running and also enjoy hiking local mountain trails. My highlight this spring will be to hike the Machu Pichu trail in Peru.

First Aid and CPR Certification



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