Guide at a Glance
Phoenix Wilderness Adventures
Sedona, Arizona, United States
Adventure, Canyoneering, Hiking Trekking
Garrett is the Senior Guide and Owner of CenterFocus. He began climbing at age 12 and has more than two decades of experience rock climbing, canyoneering and hiking in over ten countries, across five different continents. He is certified in high-angle rescue, confined space rescue, and is a certified Wilderness First Responder through the Wilderness Medical Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School. Garrett graduated from Arizona State University with honors and prior to founding CenterFocus, he had eight years of guiding experience working for multiple adventure companies. Garrett has also guided in the jungles of Central America.
He was a manager of the Climbmax Climbing Center in Phoenix and has been the lead climbing guide for various climbing programs where he certified and trained other guides. He has worked with the United States Forest Service as a Wildland firefighter for five seasons where he also served as an orienteering instructor. His attention to detail is impeccable, his commitment to client satisfaction is unabating, and his passion for the wilderness is never-ending. He somehow manages to get 30 hours of work done every day and has for the past five years. When he’s not guiding Garrett can be found cleaning up local canyons and researching environmental law.