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Meet your Adventure Team

CONNECT WITH THE EXPERTS. Our Adventure Coaches came from all over to Headlands, but share a common passion for our surroundings and thrive on connecting our guests with all Pacific City and Oregon’s North Coast have to offer. Whatever you can think of, they’re up to the challenge – from beach bonfires and bird watching to crabbing and kayaking. Our Adventure Coaches are avid explorers of the Oregon Coast and love to share their discoveries—book a private outing with your personal guide for a trail hike, kayak trip or an adventure you design together. To plan your unique experience, connect with an Adventure Coach at adventure@headlandslodge.com or call  503.483.3000.

 

CREATE YOUR CUSTOM ITINERARY

Our Adventure Coaches were born to play and born to plan. They can suggest, schedule and deliver an Oregon Coast experience that meets all of your vacation cravings: from biking to fishing, hiking to kayaking; from the best beer, wine and food and local attractions—and much more. Our coaches are ready to help you head out and embrace all that Headlands has to offer.

MEET YOUR ADVENTURE TEAM

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    RYAN

    ADVENTURE COACH

    Ryan has a long-held love for zoology and the natural world. He has worked as a Certified Veterinary Technician, cared for the penguins at the Oregon Zoo, and traveled throughout the western states studying migratory birds. Living in Pacific City, Ryan enjoys birding at Sandlake Estuary and delights in the annual return of the California brown pelicans. When he’s not out surfing or digging clams, he’s teaching guests about the best parts about our beach, especially the tide pools, and promoting beach stewardship by cleaning up trash and heading our Barrel Bag cleanup efforts. In his free time, Ryan enjoys culinary pursuits — including crafting cocktails, baking bread, and making fermented foods. He, his wife, and their rescue beagle, Buddy, are avid explorers of the Oregon Coast, discovering its many trails, its sights, and its exceptional camping locales.

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    TAYLOR

    ADVENTURE COACH

    Taylor is a Midwest transplant with a lifelong passion for marine science. While studying zoology at Oklahoma State University, she grew to love research and science education. She has worked an array of biological positions, from studying marine mammals in Alaska to working on conservation projects for Oregon’s salmon fisheries. She fell in love with the Oregon coast after moving here for her first seasonal job as a recent graduate and has been pulled back ever since. In her spare time, she can be found foraging for wild mushrooms, exploring hidden coves, and painting her favorite creatures. Taylor enjoys expressing her love for the natural world through artistic projects and is thrilled about the endless inspiration Cape Kiwanda provides.

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    KAIT

    ADVENTURE COACH

    Kait was born and raised on the Oregon Coast, in Cannon Beach. In her youth she explored the natural areas of the north coast and was an avid athlete – playing soccer and basketball, as well as running track. She found her passion in basketball, playing point guard at Lower Columbia College, then later becoming an assistant head coach at Bushnell University. Along the way she worked as a camp counselor and honed her skills as a mixologist while working as a bartender. Kait recently returned to her roots on the Oregon Coast where she now lives with her kitten, Marvin, and enjoys fishing, hiking, and foraging mushrooms. She is most excited to be close to family and to reconnect with the sand and sea, all the adventures they have to offer.

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    HALEY

    ADVENTURE COACH

    Haley is an Oregon native that appreciates all things outdoors. She has worked with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife up and down the Oregon coast conducting salmon and steelhead surveys and researched Oregon’s iconic gray whale during her time at Oregon State University. When she is not exploring the Oregon coast with her boyfriend and energetic yellow lab, Willie, she can be found fishing the coastal rivers and playing boards games on rainy days. Haley also loves visiting local breweries to try new beers and is always on the search for the best clam chowder on the Oregon coast. Haley is passionate about science outreach and teaching guests about the wonderful wildlife here on the Oregon coast.

Our Partners

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    SOLVE Partnership
    In collaboration with SOLVE, the Adventure Team at Headlands has adopted Sitka Sedge Beach. SOLVE Oregon is dedicated to bringing Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Help us protect marine line and maintain the natural beauty of our coast. Join us for our monthly beach clean-up at Sitka Sedge State Natural Area.

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    Barrel Bag Program
    Headed out? Pick up a barrel bag at the Adventure Center to take with you or join us for one of our scheduled beach clean-ups. The trash and micro-plastics you gather from our beaches and trails can be redeemed for a voucher good for a pint of beer or a root beer at the Pelican Brewing Company.

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