Discover Nature, LLC
Discover Nature, LLC is owned and operated by naturalist and professional tour guide, Diann Sheldon. My enthusiasm and love of Mt. Rainier National Park will inspire you, educate, and delight all of your senses. I have been discovering and exploring the great outdoors since I was a young girl. Living in Wyoming, Utah, Virginia, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington has provided me the opportunity to pursue my passion for discovery and share my excitement naturally with others. I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. Working as a fisheries biologist for the Arizona Game and Fish Department and Mt. Hood National Forest enriched my understanding of wild places and our relationship with the natural world.
Pursuing my joy of driving and serving people, I worked as a city bus operator/instructor for Lane Transit District in Eugene, Oregon. After my move to Washington State, I worked as a professional tour guide for Tours Northwest, a local Seattle company. Working for a larger bus company gave me great experience and insight to how I could truly make a difference in someone’s visit to The Mountain. I found people were missing a lot when they are at the mercy of a large group. I knew it was time to create a tour that gave my guests an experience they will remember for a lifetime as well as pursue my dream for owning my own guide business.
I have had the opportunity to organize and lead numerous tours to Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Glacier, Mount Rainier, and Olympic and Yellowstone National Parks.
Certifications include Wilderness First Responder, Leave No Trace, Commercial Driver’s License and a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) graduate.
I am delighted to live with Mt. Rainier in my backyard, and look forward to the opportunity to share this amazing National Park with you!