FOUNDER: Steve Sheilds
MountainGeist owner and founder, Steve Shields, is a long-time local resident of Calaveras County in the Sierra Foothills with an immense and contagious passion for the outdoors. Steve has over twenty-five years of experience in leading outdoors activities and instructing outdoor skills to first responders and industry. Specialty areas of his instruction include rope access, mountain rescue, mountain travel, wilderness first aid, avalanche safety, orienteering, winter survival and more. Steve is an active member of the search and rescue (SAR) community and has spent 20-years as a senior ski patroller. Steve is also a passionate outdoor enthusiast with a long resume technical rock climbing, alpine mountaineering and trans-Sierra ski tours under his belt.
Steve is passionate about personal growth through the challenge of outdoor endeavors. All MountainGeist activities attempt to provide our Adventurers with a degree of personal growth and learning through the spirit of the mountains!