Hopkins has years of experience in adventure-based resort management and a background in marketing, public relations and design as owner of the Portland, Ore. firm Ravenwave Design.
Most recently, Hopkins was the general manager of the Minam River Lodge, a remote hike-in / fly-in lodge located within the Eagle Cap Wilderness in Eastern Oregon. For three years before that, he was an expedition leader for Un Cruise Adventures, working aboard the M/V Safari Endeavour, an 82-passenger expedition vessel in Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage and the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Calif., Mexico.
Previously, Hopkins was resort manager for 15 years of Slickrock Adventures, a private island eco-lodge resort in Belize. He graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he studied philosophy and religion. Hopkins was also a sponsored team rider for Burton Snowboards, which lead him to move west to Jackson Hole followed by years of experience as a guide and naturalist throughout the Rockies, Alaska, Mexico and Belize.