Wilderness Brenda Gorczynski (Owner/Guide)
A native Bronxite. The only Hispanic female Guide Company Owner and Operator in the NYC area. After having, briefly, served our country in the U.S. Army, Brenda came home to take on a more important role – Motherhood. Since then she has dedicated her life to serving the community she grew up in, as a Medical Assistant. She volunteers in schools to encourage children who struggle academically and provide support to families with children with special needs. When not guiding, Brenda works as the Executive Assistant in one of NYC’s Charter Schools; a job she finds rewarding. Her dream – to introduce others to the beauty New York has to offer outside of the Concrete Jungle. Brenda is a Registered New York State Guide. Wilderness First Aid Trained and CPR Qualified.
Edward Gorczynski (CEO Founder)
An Upstate New Yorker (tri-State Area) of 38 years and a guide for 19 years, ED is the only Guide in the NYC that can still call upstate home (His Back Yard). Ed , has an intimate knowledge of the areas hiked and often takes clients to the areas he has been as a child. Ed , started his career as an Adventure Based Counselor for at-risk youth in an upstate New York residential facility, running an outdoors program teaching leadership skills, group dynamics and problem solving skills. This program blossomed into taking the same at risk youths skiing, rock climbing, camping, and hiking. Ed is also a Catskill 3500 Member and in his free time does volunteer to lead groups for the Catskill 3500 Club currently his is the only professional guide that gives back to the hiking community in this way. ED is currently one (1) of three (3) Guides in NYC that have achieved this status and recognition from the Catskill 3500 Club for his achievement. When Guided by ED you can expect the experience of a lifetime. Edward is a Registered New York State Guide. Wilderness First Aid Trained and CPR Qualified.