Name: Tucker Ballister
Years with TAC: 3

Leadership Experience: Tucker began guiding as a summer recreation leader with the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District for six consecutive summers through high school and college. He has worked as an outdoor guide and educator based out of Austin, TX for the last two years.

His experience includes leading day trips with paddling, climbing, biking, hiking, and ropes course activities. He also has experience designing and leading multi-day team building programs and whitewater adventures.

Tucker is CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid certified, in addition to being a certified Lifeguard Instructor. He is excited to bring his hometown knowledge of the Tahoe area and passion for outdoor recreation to the TAC team.

Education: Master’s in Tourism Management, Colorado State University; Bachelor’s in Recreation and Tourism, San Diego State University

Favorite Adventure Trip: 28 days on the John Muir Trail

Favorite TAC Trip: Anything on the lake or exploring the amazing trails of the Tahoe backcountry

Favorite Sport: Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Wake surfing, and basketball

Other than guiding: Hiking, biking, paddling, backpacking, and anything else that keeps him active and social!