About Us

About Us

In Our Nature Guiding Services is a small, woman-owned, community-minded, sustainable business operating in Yellowstone National Park, founded in 2015 by Cara McGary. She settled in the tiny town of Gardiner at Yellowstone's northern gateway with a vision to create personalized, educational and fun tours for visitors from all over the world, while committing to sustainability and a respectful way of life on the edge of a wild and fragile ecosystem. Today, In Our Nature is a successful custom tour provider offering exceptional wildlife watching tours, day hikes, multi-day backpacking trips, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as custom adventures in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem. Our team of experienced local biologists, naturalists and environmental educators is looking forward to guiding you through Yellowstone and providing you with exciting journeys and unforgettable nature experiences. We operate year-round out of Yellowstone's north entrance in Gardiner, Montana. No matter where you're staying in or around Yellowstone, we can meet you at a central location for our tour. Choose from wildlife watching trips, day hikes, overnight backpacking trips, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, or make your own custom adventure.

Cara McGary

Owner, Biologist, Guide (MS Biology) On a winter visit to Yellowstone, Cara was smitten by the wonder of this "American Serengeti". As a result, she decided that she wanted to spend her life helping others develop and feed their fascinations with the natural world in Yellowstone. Cara is a qualified biologist (B.S. Aquatic Biology and M.S. Biology). Before settling in Gardiner MT, she worked extensively in the forests of Redwood National Park, the outback of Western Australia, and the jungles of Papua New Guinea. When not in Yellowstone, she likes to explore places where there are likely good tidepools or snorkeling.

Hannah Beroske

Biologist Guide After earning her bachelor’s degree in wildlife sciences, Hannah quickly ventured west to Yellowstone National Park where the wildlife is abundant. She fell in love with the Park’s natural wonders and surrounding forests. With 5 years’ experience as a wildlife research technician, she has worked with many animals such as wolves, cougars, birds, and more. Hannah spends most of her time exploring and appreciating everything that nature has to offer. Hannah finds joy in sharing her passions with guests and hopes to facilitate a memorable experience and inspire action. She is especially eager to work with young minds that are ready to learn and have fun!

Travis Manchester

Naturalist Guide Travis hails from the great state of Utah where he pursued a degree in forestry. After his freshman year he worked in Yellowstone the summer of 1991 where he became addicted to the world's first national park. Travis enlisted in the United states navy in 1992 for what he thought was going to be a one time enlistment ( to pay for school ). After twenty years he retired from active duty with an honorable discharge and returned to what he considers to be the greatest place on planet earth. Travis is passionate about ALL things Yellowstone, from its flora and fauna to its geology and history. A naturalist at heart, he looks forward to showing off this amazing place to all those that are willing.

Elizabeth Mordensky

Naturalist Guide Elizabeth has two main passions in life: Art and the Outdoors. While earning her bachelor's degree in environmental science, she came to work in Yellowstone each summer. She's also a triple-crown hiker long-distance hiker (AT, PCT, CDT). Her love of art and the wild have come together, driving her to create art that might inspire others to appreciate our wild animals and wild spaces. Through vibrantly textured oil finger paintings, she brings energy and life into her wildlife compositions, encouraging viewers to take a second look. She wants the viewer to feel connected to the animals, as if they were standing there before them, as she has done so many times.

Susi Hülsmeyer-Sinay

Trip Planner, Llama Momma Susi takes care of many projects within In Our Nature’s administrative structure including responding to clients by phone and email, writing contents for new tours, maintaining the calendar and planning tour itineraries. She arrived in Montana from Germany in the 1990’s on a path to finding adventure and her life’s purpose. She traveled to Yellowstone and decided to stay, exchanging her international business past for a soul-filling life in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Susi joined In Our Nature with decades of experience in the eco-tourism industry. She presently owns Yellowstone Llamas and has guided hundreds of visitors on countless miles of backcountry trails with her delightful llamas. Susi is also a writer, has published a number articles in local magazines and recently authored a book about the magical rescue of a lost llama in Yellowstone National Park.