Our guides

Meet our expedition guides. When you are on an expedition with one of our guides, you will be taken to places not found in a guidebook and provided an experience you will remember for a lifetime.

Nick Gordon

Owner | Lead Guide

Also known as “Nick of the Woods”, Nick Gordon, owner and lead guide for NOW Outdoors helps people gain skills, experience, and confidence to enjoy the outdoors. He teaches wilderness recreation courses at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and Wilderness first aid/first responder courses for the SOLO School of Wilderness Medicine. He also designs custom courses for groups and organizations.

A passionate winter enthusiast, he “suffers” through summer leading backpacking and canoe trips in the upper Midwest. (Shhh… he secretly loves these almost as much as snowshoeing and winter camping!) Throughout the year, Nick can also be found leading mountain treks in Nepal and Peru, cultural immersion and survival trips in Canada, Cambodia, and the Amazon jungle, and exploring remote regions in search of new landscapes, new challenges, and new wonders. He has a seemingly endless supply of curiosity in the most remote parts of the natural world and in meeting and learning from those with the deepest connections to the wilderness.