Born and raised in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, Vivian is a local self taught wildlife and landscape artist and massage therapist who loves to "host". Living with her husband John near Yosemite National Park, she also partners with him in operating Yosemite Guide Service and the lodgings they offer on their property. She thoroughly enjoys spending the day with guests on various adventures throughout Yosemite and surrounding areas.
Vivian is always inspired by getting outdoors and immersing in nature, teaching others about the human and natural history of Yosemite, and forming relationships with guests on these tours and hikes. Her keen interest in the rich local flora and fauna also brings creativity for her art - Vivian's paintings reflect the amazing and beautiful landscapes and wildlife found in the Sierra Nevada. When Vivian shares outdoor adventures with YGS visitors, both experience and learn, and at the end of the day connect at a very human level, finding we are no longer strangers but friends by the end of the day!