How It All Began
GuideLoop was born out of a disappointing day-charter fishing trip. It wasn’t the fact that we didn’t catch any fish (no outfitter can 100% guarantee success), but the captain clearly didn’t care about us and the first-mate was inattentive and rude. Surely, we thought, there has to be a better way. Why couldn’t we search and read about all the charter outfitters in the area before we booked? In fact, why can't anyone read and research ANY outdoor adventure before they commit to paying hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars? With this in mind we set out to change how people decide on their trip of a lifetime.
Growing up on a farm along the Kokosing River in central Ohio, Isaac spent most of his time in the outdoors. After chores he looked forward to roaming the farm and exploring the river. His life has always been full of adventure, either hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, or jumping off the old bridge. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and returned to central Ohio to grow a construction company that was a summer time operation into a business that now employs eighteen people. He caught the traveling bug early in his life, and has visited 48 of the states, most of Central America, parts of Canada, and Eastern Asia. When he created GuideLoop, he saw an opportunity to combine his marketing expertise with an industry that he is passionate about. During his free time you’ll find him in a tree stand, casting a fly rod, or floating down a nearby river.
A lifelong friend of Isaac's, Jason grew up down the road on another farm in central Ohio. His passion for everything outdoors was evident in long hours spent on a tractor; and by many hours filled with camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, and mountain biking. After college he moved to Utah to work with young adults as an instructor and guide in the wilderness of the high desert. After Utah, he traveled to South America and worked as a mountain bike guide in Bolivia. Upon his return to the US the mountains once again called and Jason packed up, left Ohio, and headed west back to Utah. Currently, when he’s not working on GuideLoop he can be found in the backcountry of the Wasatch, snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. If he must be indoors he prefers playing guitar, microbrews, and discussing policy and procedure conducive to the preservation of wild places.