Adventure Hiking Guide
Yosemite Adventure Hikes
Yosemite Backpack Trips
Yosemite Nature Tours
A native Californian, Matteo grew up wandering the foothills of the SF Bay Area and eventually found his calling as a naturalist guide in 2006 (it only took him 30 years!). Since 2008, he’s made this part of the central Sierra home, spending endless hours in the Yosemite Valley and beyond. He has taught at the Yosemite Institute, led wilderness expeditions in the high country with Outward Bound, and has sought his own adventures ascending the majestic cliffs and granite domes that adorn this part of the Sierra Nevada.
His occupation as outdoor educator and guide has allowed him ample time to explore other parts of the globe, and he’s been fortunate to find himself in some incredible places: Chile, Costa Rica, and New Zealand all being pretty hard to leave. When not helping visitors make a special connection to the Park and environs, he might be found enjoying playing or listening to live music with friends, fishing or swimming in the river, writing or acting for the local theater, enjoying the artistic and cultural offerings of the region, or helping out friends on the farm.
In 2012, Matteo earned a Master’s degree from Prescott College, where his work focused on developing a new paradigm in outdoor education. Heavily influenced by process philosophy, ecopsychology and phenomenology, his studies have helped him in his goal to facilitate life-changing experiences in nature. Balancing spirit and science, Matteo is committed to weaving together the sights and sounds, stories and facts, and the magic of the moment to help visitors get to know the Heart of California, Yosemite.
Si prefería disfrutar la experiencia de Yosemite en su propio lengua, Matteo puede guiarle y mostrarle las vistas y lugares especiales que están en el parque. En 2012, pasó seis meses viviendo en Chile, pero el crecía aca en California, aprendiendo hablar Español con la gente Mexicana. Desde 2008, Matteo hacía su hogar en Yosemite, pasando horas sin termindo en la Valle de Yosemite y más allá, guiando grupos de estudiantes con el Instituto de Yosemite, en el país alto con Outward Bound, y en su propio paseos escalando los paredes y colinas de granito abundantes en la Sierra Nevada. Matteo está comprometido para juntar las vistas y sonidas, cuentos y hechos, y el magico del momento para crear una experiencia inolvidable acá en el corazón del California, Yosemite.