Meet the Guides: Kyle B.

 

Kyle is definitely our artistic mind out here at Branson Zipline (see some of his early pieces above). With a wealth of knowledge, Kyle is sure to know the answer to any of your outdoor questions. He grew up in Springfield, MO and was the oldest of three children. Now he is currently living with his family in Billings, MO. This January is going to be quite exciting for Kyle and his family as they are expecting to add two twin girls to the mix! Whether he is sharing stories about his sweetheart & four daughters or talking about his most current artwork he entertains everyone. Kyle is a fantastic storyteller and is always sure to create a great experience for every guest on his tour.

Originally Kyle worked with 11-17 year olds at Camp Arrow Head, a Boy Scouts camp in Marshfield, Mo. There he taught the scouts how to tie knots, belay, repel, climb, and navigate through a challenge course.  Kyle enjoyed working with the boy scouts and found it very rewarding, but was excited to take on a full time outdoor job.  So he became a member of our team in the Spring of 2010 and is a fantastic leader. He has lots of awesome stories from his time working with the boy scouts but believes that making sure 12 adults are safe and secure while  at Wolfe Creek Preserve is easier than keeping track of 30 boys! Kyle has been an intrical part to our team and we are thankful for his ability to mix the perfect amount of adventure with safety. You’ll enjoy you tour with Kyle because he will always be there to make sure your experience is safe and memorable.

Q & A with Kyle:
What do you like about working at Branson Zipline? Being outside, working with people and all the different weather conditions. No day is the same.
Best time to zipline? Anytime is a good time to zip but there are definitely best times. I would have to say right before summer and right after summer. Temp wise it is kind of cooling off or just starting to warm up. Also, the kids are in school!
Best advice for a new ziplier? Enjoy it and have fun, Don’t touch your gear or the cable.
What do you hope to be doing in five years? I’d like to be somewhere in the outdoor industry. Teaching people to climb, kayak, or to simply enjoy being outdoors as much as I do. I could see myself working for a company that builds ziplines/ropes courses/challenge courses. Basically, something that keeps me outdoors and active.
Any last words? If you come on my tour you may be able to see some of my famous magic tricks!

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42 Responses to Meet the Guides: Kyle B.

  1. Evonna Gaba says:

    I love your artwork! Do you show it anywhere? Is it for sale a t the gift shop?

  2. Shawn says:

    Hey thats not his artwork in the middle…

  3. Andrea says:

    I agree, it is great artwork. I am very impressed.

  4. Kristina says:

    Sounds like you landed in the perfect job for yourself! I can’t wait to travel out there and catch one of these magic tricks.

  5. Ashley says:

    I like Kyle’s words of advise…have fun and dont touch the cables!

  6. Kristina says:

    Kyle, love the artwork! And it sounds like you enjoy what you do, would love to make it out there for a zip 🙂

  7. Bill says:

    I’ve worked with kids, too, and that gives me a lot of respect for Kyle. I’d bet he makes a great zipline guide!

  8. Ashley says:

    Agreed, Kyles’s artwork is amazing! I’m interested in seeing his magic tricks while on the tour!

  9. Kristina says:

    Kyle, sounds like you know your stuff! Can’t wait to make it out there. And I love the artwork

  10. Katrina says:

    Definitely a very talented artist!

  11. Patricia says:

    His artwork is beautiful and I would love to go to one of his show if he’s showing anywhere.

  12. Steven says:

    The artwork is wonderful!! Being artistic and create paintings is a talent I definitely wish I had.

  13. Justin says:

    Your artwork is fantastic. I’d be very interested to see more from your portfolio.

  14. Heather says:

    WOW Kyle sounds like a super neat guy, with a great family cant wait to meet him at the zipline.

  15. Brittany says:

    The artwork is fantastic! Kyle sounds like a fun guy. I can’t wait to go myself.

  16. Jerica says:

    Your art is very unique. I love art work. Being outdoors is a good place to get a new eye for artist.

  17. Miranda says:

    Kyle has some really amazing artwork it looks like! Would love to go down and see it in person sometime soon!

  18. Kelsi says:

    Amazing artwork!

  19. Janelle says:

    The most reassuring thing about this article is Kyle’s beard. It’s a scruffy, “I will not let you fall to your death” kind of beard that I’m sure all of the zipliners appreciate. Well done, sir.

  20. Andrea says:

    Yes, I think your artwork is awesome too!. You should post more of it!

  21. Caitlin says:

    Kyle sounds like he’d be a very knowledgeable guide. His artwork looks incredible as well!

  22. Patricia says:

    Kyle artwork are really amazing and I would love to attend one of his show if he was having anything.

  23. crystal says:

    I think it is so neat how we get to know the employees so we know who we may see when we get out there. Also love the artwork.

  24. Russian says:

    maybe he should create artwork for the zipline lol he does a good job

  25. Meagan says:

    Kyle sounds like he has his hands full with 4 kids. Not sure where he finds the time to do any artwork, let alone the amazing job he does.

  26. Courtney says:

    The Branson Zipline sounds like it will be loads of fun. I can’t wait until me and my coworkers get to go and experience the zipline first hand. I have never done any ziplines before in my life it sounds like a great job too. You get to have fun and still get paid for it, it’s a win-win.

  27. Jane says:

    Great advice for new zipliners, and I hope you’re still loving the job!

  28. Sarah says:

    wow! he seems like hed be a fun person to Zip with!

  29. Victoria says:

    Nice artwork Kyle. I can’t wait to go ziplining!

  30. Sarah says:

    he sounds like hed be a fun tour guide

  31. Victoria says:

    I would also like to see his art work. Can’t wait to meet all the guides, and of course to go Ziplining!

  32. Kody says:

    magic tricks and zip lining now I’m intrigued!

  33. Courtney says:

    I am an art fan as well as a music fan I am very good at abstact portraits I cant wait to go to the zipline and meet another artistic mind, his paintings are very one of a kind I like the style of his art.

  34. Kody says:

    I am envious!

  35. Trevor says:

    It shows a lot of passion for someone to be in the outdoors and sees themself in the outdoors 5 years from now. True passion

  36. Victoria says:

    Can’t wait to go Ziplining. It looks like a blast and is very popluar as well

  37. Ron says:

    Sounds like an interesting guide. I am going to take you up on those magic tricks!

  38. Brianna says:

    I think it’s great how much energy these guides seem to have and how much they love being out in nature.

  39. Evelyn says:

    Kyle seems like an interesting guide and he’s definitely making some interesting art.

  40. Megan says:

    I would love to see more of Kyle’s artwork. Having twin girls must be exciting for them! They’re going to have their hands full.

  41. Courtney says:

    I love art and painting he sounds like a cool guide.

  42. Megan says:

    I love his artwork.

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