Guides

Swift Adventure Co. is hosted by a core team of expert bicycle guides, and each curriculum is brought to life with guest specialists and sidekick guides.

Swift Adventure Co. Guide - Jason Goodman

Founder & Lead Guide

Jason Goodman

Jason ‘Goods’ brings fifteen years as a bike mechanic, the skills of a mountaineering guide, and the contagious curiosity of a lifelong learner to all things Swift. Raised by passionate naturalists and never a fit for the conventional classroom, Jason’s curiosity and creativity are unlocked by life outdoors. A degree in Outdoor Education from Prescott College, honed Good’s ability to turn any campground into a classroom, and each trail into a lab. Every spare minute finds Jason fiddling with gear, refining Swift Industries designs, and on his way to the waters of local rivers for a few peaceful hours of casting. He works best with Loki at his heels.

Experience and Certifications:

  • Outdoor Education & Marine Science, BA Prescott College 2006
  • Wilderness Instructor, Prescott College 2005-2010
  • Certified Wilderness First Responder 2003 to current
  • Climbing Guide, Mountain Madness 2002-2005
  • Co-Owner, Swift Industries 2008 to current

The wildest day in his life

Leading a backcountry group safely out of the Grand Canyon during flash floods and a snow storm.

His favorite book

Good News, Ed Abbey

The longest adventure he’s been on

Two months paddling the Gulf of California

You ate what?

Chuño

His hidden talent

Remembering the name of the street where he turned left on bike tour a decade ago.

The most challenging thing he’s ever done

Guiding a group of clients off the glacier fields of Mount Baker in whiteout conditions.

Estimated total number of nights spent in the great outdoors

At least 3000, and counting.

Swift Adventure Co. Guide - Martina Brimmer

Co-Founder & Occasional Guide

Martina Brimmer

Martina’s earliest memories are all outside, marauding with a posse of unkempt wild kids, climbing trees and running as fast as her legs would carry her. She’s still pretty much the same. She’s harnessed some of that nuclear energy and creative verve by founding and leading Swift Industries. The rest she pours into time on her bicycle.

Experience and Certifications

  • Adventure and Experiential Education Coordinator, Seattle Waldorf School 2011 to 2014
  • Co-Owner, Swift Industries 2008 to current
  • Life. 1982 to current.

The wildest day in her life

In a thunderstorm at the base of Achumani Peak, Bolivian Andes

Her favorite book

Mink River, by Dylan Thomas

The longest adventure she’s been on

Life. Well, okay, 21 days of backpacking the Northern Arizona Desert.

You ate what?!

Loved the beef heart and potatoes grilled in car hubs on the streets of La Paz, Bolivia. Five-star midnight snack.

Her hidden talent

Hearing people, and encouraging folks to hear themselves.

The most challenging thing she’s ever done

The SAT’s. Screw those.

Estimated total number of nights spent in the great outdoors

Well over 1000

Swift Adventure Co. Guide - Chris McNally

Adventure Illustration Instructor and Sidekick Guide

Chris McNally

Chris McNally is a Boulder-bred, San Francisco–based design illustrator. Cycling has informed his sense of purpose and has provided the community and the creative inspiration to crystalize a unique design aesthetic into a career doing what he loves. Chris’s curiosity for rediscovering the details in one’s own backyard, his love for the interplay of the built and natural environments, and his talent for breathing new life into the mundane with bold line work and dreamy watercolor, make him an incredible guest teacher at Swift Adventure Co.

Follow McNally’s work here.

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