​​​Joey's Certifications:

Leave No Trace Trainer

PCGI Top Rope Guide

New York DEC Licensed Guide for Hiking, Rock & Ice Climbing - #8146

CPR for the Professional Rescuer (AHA)

Basic First-Aid (AHA)

Wilderness & Remote First Aid (ARC & CWS)

New Jersey EMT

Confined Space Entry - 29 CFR 1910.146

Wilderness EMT

Wilderness EMT Advanced

High/Low Angle Rescue Technician (Mountain Rescue)

NCA Level I , II and III Canyoneering Guide

Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Search & Rescue Technician III

AHGA Hiking Guide

AHGA Mountain Leader

International Mountain Leader

FEMA ICS 100 and NIMS 700

A-101 Aviation Safety

Food Handler's License (for backcountry meal preparation)

Backcountry Water Safety

Basic Water Safety (ARC)

​Basic Water Rescue (ARC)


Damon Giordano

Colin Hotalen

Shiloh Dorsett

Jessica Hamade

Christy Daino

Monica Beistline

Jim Clarke

Kayla Licata

Arabella Moretti

Joseph Sangiovanni

Ben Vining

Bryan Enberg

Joe D-Agostino

Beckett Honicker

Matt Berry

Alan Jolley

Karma Gyeltshen

​Kristen Meinzer

Megan Parks

Emmanuel Kimora

Rudolfo Oropeza

Chris Temboh

Sean Walsh

Jennifer Enberg

Jessica Green

Jennifer Kozak

Trish Lyons

Deanna Fournier

Julie Lilienkemp

David Wolff

Molly Wolff

Ali Muhammad Saltoro

Maddy Grupper

​Erin Diveny

Samantha Vetrano

Tess McDaniel

Christine Licata

Jamie Maline

Krystyn Oliviera

Katie Pepe

​Lisa Schwartz

​Cathy Ruggiero

Rachael Licata

Kristen Kelliher

Brett Wingerter

Jessica Shields

Valerie Panti

Brian Dye

Kait Miller

Carl Corsentino

Gabriel Grigonis

Joseph Martelli

Katherine McCauley

Nicole Mattia

​Gregory Smith

Jennifer Napolitano

Amy DiNapoli

Sarah Hannala

Leann Payne

Andrew Largomarsino

Melissa Spero

​Paul Curran

Cailtin Kelly

Ryan Harrington

Christian Ent

​Artyom Pocapinskis

Daniel Meldrim

Heather Glenn

​Danielle Griffith

Katie Genetelli

Greg Smith

Jewel Vecchio

Trinity Quallio

Ariel Valverde

Eric Amill

Stephen Phillips

Laura Colgan

Emmy Kinsey

Timothy Perry

Craig Marcinkiewicz

Morgan Mayer

Kenny Chen

For information on one of our 150+ guides you can call or email our main office at:

(800) 543-5905 or njoffice.nmg@gmail.com

Our Guides & Staff

​Here at Northeast Mountain Guiding we pride ourselves on professionalism.  We staff over 150 guides who are some of the most highly respected and experienced guides in the country.  All of our guides are CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Wilderness First Aid certified along with being trained and/or certified in the discipline they are instructing/guiding.  We are the only guide service in the region that currently employs guides certified by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute and the American Hiking Guides Association.  Our guides training and certifications are conducted by Nationally or Internationally recognized organizations.

Our founder and current owners are highly respected figures in the outdoor education and guiding industry.  They also are founders, curriculum developers or directly involved with various levels of National and International guide training and search and rescue training organizations in the United States.  When you're in the wilderness or mountains with us you're with trained professionals, some of the best in the industry!  Our Presidents information is listed below. More information on our guides and staff can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

Due to the high number of guides in our company we try to update this as often as possible. Bios are available upon request. Each guide is trained and/or certified in the discipline or activity they are guiding/instructing.

         Joey is a certified PCGI Top-Rope Guide and works alongside certified guides on a weekly basis. He took the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor course in April of 2018 and is planning on being assessed for certification in 2019. He is also a Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Advanced First Aid and Wilderness First Responder Instructor as well as a High/Low Angle Rescue Instructor. He is a former volunteer EMT with South Aberdeen EMS/Bayshore EMS where he served as Sergeant for 2 terms. South Aberdeen EMS responds to 1200+ emergency 911 calls annually. Joey is also an adjunct instructor with the Center for Wilderness Safety and the Executive Director for the Mountain Safety Institute.

         Joey holds first ascent climbs in High Point State Park NJ, Allamuchy State Park NJ, Green Pond NJ and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on both the NJ and PA sides. His most well known ascents are at High Point State Park and a recent first known winter ascent of the Southwest face of Mount Tammany which is a rock, snow and ice climbing route between the upper and lower head walls. Joey is the author of the 2018 'Mountain Leader Handbook' which is a formal text for hiking and backpacking guides. He is also the author of the soon to be published 'Garden State Climbing' which is a guide book for New Jersey and also an in-depth history book of rock climbing in New Jersey. Joey, a father of 2 children, calls New Jersey his home.

Joseph "Joey" Vulpis

President & Founder

Joey has been guiding for many years and is an essential part of the outdoor education industry in the United States. He is a co-founder of the Mountain Leader program (American Hiking Guides Association) which has established itself in the United States as the governing body for training and certification for hiking and backpacking guides (Mountain Leaders). He was the Secretary of the Board for the Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI) for 2 consecutive terms from 2014 until 2018 and was a member of their Board of Directors for 2 consecutive terms from 2011 until 2014. Joey is also a co-founder, Chief, Technical Team Leader and head instructor for Bayshore Search & Rescue, a wilderness ground search and rescue team in Central New Jersey. He recently developed curriculum for backcountry water safety and backcountry food handlers.

Rio Kornel
Emily Hughes
Myla Mooney
Gregg Yocom
Todd Parkins
Michael Sabonjian
Jessica Hartman
Oksana Palivoda
Dave Castner
Danielle Lippe
John Rovetto
Ken Koehler
Carrie Doremus
Greg Markowski
Nicole Will
Ryan Glass
Federico Zambrano
Augustin Zambrano
Mariano Vasquez
Mario Ferreira
Nicolas Aguero
Danny Engka
Rajendra Lama

Jacob Metz

Kimberly Miller

Christen Miller

Robert Mykyta

Earl Tilton

Anne Kavalerchik

Ally Siegel

Jesse Grupper

Amanda Taylor

Tessa Borudon

Katie Barnett

Angeline Quinhoes

Kristen Meister

Melissa Atocha

Ryan Nakonechny

Shannon Porter

Mingmar Sherpa

Christina Pagan

Jimmy Lopes

Sarah Maybury

Luke Maybury

Samantha Payerl

Chelsea Butler

Tawny Hannala