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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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    KYLE

    ADVENTURE COACH

    Kyle was born in Portland, Oregon, and spent much of his upbringing outdoors as a Boy Scout and third generation Oregonian surfer and fisherman. Kyle grew up working in the daycare that his mom owned, during the summer he would help run the summer camp and took kids on field trips all over Oregon. He fell in love with the uniqueness of the Oregon Coast at a very young age. His first coastal adventures began with learning how to surf and kayak and have evolved to include ocean dory fishing in his boat, kiteboarding and scuba diving. Kyle attended a military high school in Central Oregon and then worked as a technician building prototype machinery for various companies including Siemens Energy, Boeing, and Intel. These days you’ll find Kyle enjoying life here in Pacific City—surfing, fishing and exploring with his dog Koa.

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    DANIEL

    ADVENTURE COACH

    Daniel was born in Mexico and raised in Texas. He discovered a passion for camping and exploring the outdoors at a young age after joining his local scouts youth group. During this time he learned many useful skills including camping basics, bush craft, and leadership tools. Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Since graduating, Daniel has been working in the hospitality industry for almost ten years. Fortunately for us, Daniel fell in love with the Oregon Coast during a surf trip, and soon after moved to the coast. In his words, “It’s everything I’ve been looking for and more!” And Daniel hasn’t stopped exploring since he arrived. During his free time you’ll find Daniel shooting wildlife photography and sharing the waves with his friends.

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    AMBER

    ADVENTURE COACH

    Amber was born and raised in Central California and grew up exploring the California mountains, rivers, deserts, and lakes with family and friends. When visiting grandparents on the Central Coast she spent days tidepooling, swimming, boogie boarding, and beachcombing. Amber has a passion for wildlife and landscape photography, yoga, hiking, camping, paddleboarding, and kayaking. As a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, Amber has been instructing yoga various styles of yoga for seven years and has led yoga workshops in nature. With a broad set of interests, Amber is taking classes to be a metalsmith jeweler and enjoys watercolor plein air painting. Her love for the West Coast brought her to Oregon as an Adventure Coach and yoga instructor where she is excited to learn and share about the local fauna, flora, and wildlife.

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    CHEF JOHN

    ADVENTURE CHEF

    John’s passion for adventure and exploration began as a child growing up at the mouth of the Columbia River. His backyard was a constant invitation to hunt, clam, hike, fish, kayak, forage, and explore. A cook devoted to featuring local cuisine, John was recently executive chef at Headland’s Meridian Restaurant & Bar and now shares with guests his unique knowledge of the culinary treats native to the Pacific Northwest along with insights into the history of our region. His rich career includes operating his own restaurants, writing cookbooks, working as a culinary school instructor and television and radio personality. His active lifestyle includes fishing in both fresh and salt water, foraging, clamming, crabbing, hunting, and kayaking. John is thrilled to share his passion for the area and to introduce our guests to our unique surroundings.

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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