John in his element - skiing powder in the North Cascades
John Schaefer

John Schaefer is a native of the Washington and has been adventuring in the Cascades since the late 90’s and guiding for the last 17 years.  He has guided a multitude of disciplines from Sea Kayaking, Fly Fishing, Rock Climbing, and Skiing.  John spent 5 years professionally ski patrolling while being a avalanche dog handler at Stevens Pass and currently guides for both NCMG and North Cascades Heli.  When not guiding John works as Field Scientist and Risk Manager for a environmental consulting firm based in Seattle.  He has a Bachelors degree in Outdoor Recreation, a minor in Environmental Education and is a current Wilderness First Responder.  John lives in Winthrop with his wife Adrienne and their two boys Tye and Reid.