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Melissa Scott

In 1987, Melissa moved to the mountains of Montana, began guiding in Glacier National Park in 1992, and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has been her home playground ever since. Melissa completed her degree in Environmental Science Education and has dedicated her career to inspiring conservation through relevant, firsthand encounters with the natural world. She is a dynamic and enthusiastic professional naturalist/guide with over 28 years of experience leading backpacking, fly-fishing, rafting, hiking, natural history, and cultural trips around the globe. Her knowledge of the region’s ecosystem and wildlife is unsurpassed! Melissa is also an accomplished photographer and enjoys helping guests capture exceptional images of nature and wildlife. So, wherever you are exploring, you can be sure she is excited to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

Upcoming Trips

Client Testimonials


Melissa is a gem! She is extremely knowledgable and eager to teach. She could not be any more accommodating. She is the best!
— John F., Manakin Sabot, VA
Glacier National Park Private Journey
We came away with such a wonderful feeling about all that Glacier offers and Melissa helped bring all of our experiences to life. We learned so much and she gave us the time to enjoy it all.
— Patti M., Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Glacier National Park: Blackfeet Powwow
Melissa is outstanding in knowledge, enthusiasm, and character.
— Nancy F., Manakin Sabot, VA
Yellowstone and Grand Teton Wildlife Private Journey