About the President
About the Guides

Alf Berry

A native of Petersham and the North Quabbin Region, Alf has always had a love of the outdoors. As one of the first group of graduates from the North Quabbin Guide Training Program, he has been trained in various facets of professional outdoor guiding. He has been riding mountain bikes both competitively and recreationally for over 10 years and is categorized as an "expert" level mountain biker by the National Off Road Biking Association (NORBA). He is an active member of the New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA), a regional mountain bike advocacy group. His mountain bike experiences have taken him to all six New England states as well as Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia. He is also a registered land surveyor in several New England states and holds a degree in Surveying Engineering from the University of Maine. This combination of education, experience and life skills gives Alf a unique perspective on the New England landscape.

Alf has built and maintains many miles of classic New England "single-track" that will give even the most casual rider many hours of enjoyment in the outdoors. Come join Alf from the seat of a mountain bike to hear and see more about the unique features of the North Quabbin region!

Marion Kloster

Marion holds a Bachelors Degree in Wildlife Biology, graduating from Umass-Amherst in 1983. She has worked at Shenandoah National Park as a resource management assistant, Canaveral National Seashore, as a sea turtle biologist and presently works as a forestry technician in the Great Smoky Mountians National Park, TN. Marion, has been an experienced forester for 8 years, is used to rugged mountain terrain and backcountry travel under all types of weather conditions. She has done several back country wilderness canoe trips for weeks at a time in Allagash, ME and Labradour, Canada. She also has enjoyed kayaking in Idaho, Vermont, North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee.

Marion is certified in CPR and first aid as well as being a certified wildland firefighter. She enjoys being active in the outdoors and has a passion for creative writing. Marion keeps a journal for every trip she takes whether it be for work or pleasure.

Walker Korby

Whether he is creating fire by friction, using a handheld GPS receiver, or performing in a comedy improv troupe, at his core Walker is always driven towards inspiring a meaningful connection to the natural world in others. As a youth educator he has been teaching Nature Awareness programs since 1999 for 4-9th grades at several local schools. During summers he has staffed overnight wilderness camps for the Vermont Wilderness School as well as Tom Brown Jr's Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School in New Jersey. As an adult educator Walker is a lead staff member for the Art of Mentoring workshops for Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington, as well as a lead instructor for their Idaho Wolf Tracking Expeditions. Locally Walker is an adjunct instructor at Greenfield Community College (GCC) where he teaches the 24-Hour Personal Growth Experience and the Ancient Wilderness Living Skills.

Currently Walker is finishing up a Master's Degree in Geography at Umass, and is teaching several non-credit classes through GCC in tracking, tree identification, and navigation. He is the orienteering instructor for the North Quabbin Guide Program, and dabbles in freelance nature illustration on the side.

Walker is trained as a Wilderness First Responder and is a firefighter for the Massachusetts Wildfire Crew as well as his local fire department in Colrain, MA.

Jody Fontaine

Certified personal fitness trainer and 13-year veteran PSIA certified ski instructor Jody has a passion for working with people and being active in the outdoors. For over 35 years, she has enjoyed alpine sking throughout New England, including extreme skiing at Tuckerman Ravine on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, and in Utah, Colorado, California, and France. She is also an avid Nordic skier.

Jody looks forward to sharing her love for outdoor activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking. A recent graduate of the North Quabbin Guide Training Program, Jody is trained in first aid and CPR and is certified in wilderness first aid.

Allison Sayer

A naturalist and true outdoor enthusiast, Allison holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology, from Smith College, in Northampton, Mass. She has a tremendous amount of knowledge in the areas of: ski instruction, basic rock climbing, sea kayaking, back country camping, and natural history. Her exceptional talent and professional manner leading natural history and outdoor adventure treks include trips to Alaska, California, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Vermont.

Allison is good natured, self-confident and passionate about leading others in the great outdoors. She is certified as a Wilderness First Responder, Red Cross certified lifeguard and has completed the AMC Mountain Leadership school in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.