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About Obsidian Expeditions

Inspired by a centuries-old rock quarry used by ancient Native Americans to collect, trade, and fashion primitive tools and weapons out of volcanic glass, Obsidian Expeditions welcomes adventurers, explorers, newlyweds, and bucket-listers of all ages to experience the 22-million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem with us.

Our customizable private tours are designed to help you see and experience the most iconic wildlife, scenic landscapes, and cultural attractions the region offers from the comfort and safety in one of our luxury vehicles.

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

a person standing on a rocky hill with Devils Postpile National Monument in the background
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 Operations Director & Tour Guide

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.

Ted Jackson Lead Tour Guide & Resident Rock Nerd

Born and raised in Summit, New Jersey, Ted Jackson has dedicated his life to studying all things outdoors and helping people. His passion started at a very young age when he regularly attended camps and outdoor adventure programs. His outdoor experiences continued to evolve as he grew up.

Ted attended St. Lawrence University and graduated in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology, specializing in Volcanology, Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology, and Structural Geology. Ted spent most of his class time observing geological features in the Adirondacks.