Meet Our Staff

We are all outdoor enthusiasts that are professionally trained and hold Certifications in Wilderness Medicine.  With a wide range of experience in education and/or outdoor stewardship to oyster farming or music.  Our creativity, enthusiasm, and diverse backgrounds will assure a positive and safe adventure for you and your whole party.

Photo of John and Pam Granatir John and Pam Granatir Owners
Photo of Dallas Smith Dallas Smith Operations Manager/ Instructor

My family owned a campground outside of Chicago for the majority of my childhood, so I guess you can say I’ve been sharing my passion for everything in the Wilderness my entire life.  I have spent over 6 years traveling the USA as an “Adventure Guide” before I moved to Point Reyes Station, working a wide array of jobs in the Outdoor Industry: Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Canoeing, Rafting, Mountain Biking, Hiking, and Backpacking.  

Photo of Judy Van Orden Judy Van Orden Office Manager
Photo of Cooper Jolley Cooper Jolley Inverness Site Manager/ Tour Guide
Photo of Liz Wilhelm Liz Wilhelm Lead Guide/ Instructor/ Naturalist
Liz Wilhelm is one of our lead guides and naturalists.  Originally from southeast Ohio, she came to Blue Waters Kayaking to complete an internship for her studies in Eco-tourism and Adventure Travel.  Loves whales – and has a real knack for spotting them, amateur bird nerd, & harbor seal whisperer Certified Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor with a beautiful location in Point Reyes called “Nuchii” With Blue Waters Kayaking Since: 2010 Certifications: American Canoe Association Instructor for Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddlebaording Wilderness First Responder Swift Water Rescue  Leave No Trace Master Educator Certified California Naturalist Favorite spots in Point Reyes:  The entirety of Tomales Bay, & Drakes Estero What else I like to do: any outdoor activity with Dallas and Gila, dance, enjoy good food and good company, van life

Photo of Piro Ishizaka Piro Ishizaka Tour Guide/ Group Events
Photo of Jeff Quigley Jeff Quigley Lead Guide/ Instructor/ Naturalist
Photo of Sylvia DeAguair Sylvia DeAguair Instructor/ Tour Guide
Photo of Chandell Beeson Chandell Beeson Tour Guide
Photo of Lori Budish Lori Budish Tour Guide
Photo of Phoebe Bryan Phoebe Bryan Office/ Social Media Specialist
Photo of Whitney Silva Whitney Silva Tour Guide
Photo of Drew Cooney Drew Cooney Tour Guide
Photo of Elise Suronen Elise Suronen Tour Guide
Photo of Gila VanCamp Gila VanCamp HR Department
Photo of Kamali Sunshine Kamali Sunshine Gate Monitor