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About Obsidian Expeditions

Obsidian Expeditions is a minority and women-owned (MWBE) tour operator based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Our mission is to create lifelong memories of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for our valued guests, their families, and their friends.

Our family-oriented tours are designed to help our valued guests see and experience the region’s most iconic wildlife and scenic landscapes and experience the must-do activities from the comfort and safety of one of our luxury vehicles.

For the more adventurous, we offer horseback rides, fly fishing tours, rock climbing, and exhilarating whitewater rafting trips down the wild and scenic Yellowstone or Snake Rivers through our partners.

Seasonal half, full, and multi-day tours are arranged daily from Big Sky, Bozeman, Jackson Hole & West Yellowstone.

The Obsidian Cliffs of Yellowstone National Park

Stacy Noland

Managing Partner & Tour Director

Stacy is a managing partner and tour director for Obsidian Expeditions, a professional snowboard instructor, recovering technophile, and 90’s grunge music aficionado.

Born in Alabama, Stacy spent his youth hiking, rappelling, and orienteering in the foothills of Appalachia. After graduating from college, Noland heeded the words of the American author Horace Greeley to “go west, young man,” and moved to Seattle, where he quickly found his passion for youth development and environmental sustainability.

Lisa Heslop

Co-Managing Partner & Operations Director

In addition to the titles of Operations Director & Tour Guide, Lisa proudly takes on the role of Chief Vehicle Detailer, and she’s a firm believer in the transformational power of the month-long road trip.

Lisa was born in a small British Columbia Mountain Town at the confluence of the Columbia and Illecillewaet Rivers, but her family relocated to Vancouver before she could walk or learn to ski. She spent her youth cycling to nearby seashores, exploring regional parks, and discovered a love for Alpine and Nordic skiing on the North Shore Mountains and at Whistler/Blackcomb.

Tessa Waddle

Reservation Specialist

Meet Tessa Waddle, a Certified Call Center Manager (CCMA) from Huntsville, Alabama, serving as the Reservation Specialist at Obsidian Expeditions. With over 20 years of customer service and management expertise, she stands as the gatekeeper for the company, ensuring every customer’s travel needs are met with utmost care and dedication.

Tessa’s journey in the customer service industry began at Delta Airlines, where she managed customer calls with finesse, earning a reputation for her exceptional communication skills and ability to resolve even the most complex inquiries.

Lexie Anderson

Tour Guide & Global Trekker

Lexie’s passion for adventure began during her upbringing in Boulder, Colorado, where her parents, both former Northwoods canoeing guides, instilled a love for the outdoors.

From snowboarding and skating to hiking, biking, and world travel, Lexie’s family excursions were always filled with thrilling experiences. Together, they embarked on road trips to Honduras and Alaska and a memorable trek of the Annapurna circuit in Nepal.

Gabrielle Gasser

Tour Guide & Type 2 Peak Bagger

Gabrielle grew up in Big Sky, Montana, where she spent her time skiing and exploring the mountains. After spending four years in St. Louis, Missouri, to earn a BA in Film and Media Studies and English Literature, Gabrielle moved to Jackson, Wyoming, where she worked and played in the Tetons and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Now based out of Bozeman, Montana, Gabrielle enjoys reading, climbing, photography, and the Type 2 Fun that is peak bagging.