Gabrielle draws her guest’s attention to the sunrise illuminating the Gallatin Range. The light is stunning as it awakens the landscape. The bison come into view, and it is as if no one else exists. This is how life has always been, and will always be, here in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Gabrielle thrives on sharing these gorgeous morning moments with her guests. Getting down to Artist’s Point on the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the crowds have started to gather but now the awe is collective. The majesty of Yellowstone is meant to be shared. Gabrielle shares the history of the park, and the stories of all the peoples and animals that have gathered on this land and takes her guests back in time, leaving them with a deeper understanding of the singularity of an animal moving across the landscape.
- B.S. Psychology | Michigan State University
- Level I Wildlife Track & Sign | CyberTracker
- Outdoor Guide Certification | University of Wyoming
- Leave No Trace Certification
- Wilderness First Aid & CPR
- Level I Avalanche Certification
- ServSafe Food Handling Certification
Gabrielle grew up in Michigan, with a deep love for the animals around her. She attended Michigan State University and graduated with a BS in Psychology with a focus on pre-veterinary medicine. She started as a Vet Tech in Michigan but soon moved west to Montana where she began working for a prominent Veterinary Hospital outside of Bozeman, MT. She found that her love for animals translated well into the Rocky Mountain environment.
She has worked with animals in many capacities, from working as a shepherd to volunteering at a wolf sanctuary. She studied behavioral ecology of African mammals in Kenya and Tanzania through Michigan State. She has extensive experience as a Vet Tech working with large and small animals, including orthopedics. While interning at the Montana Grizzly Encounter, (a grizzly bear rescue and education sanctuary), Gabrielle spent time in the wild, using her time off to explore Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding mountains. Her friendly demeanor, knowledgeable background, and love of Yellowstone and the region has translated well to her position as a guide at Yellowstone Safari Company.
My family just completed two wonderful tour days in Yellowstone NP with Gabrielle Murray as our Naturalist Guide -- and she was fantastic. Gabrielle greets you with her wonderful personality, wows you with her passion and knowledge of the park, and entertains you along the way with friendly and engaging conversations about a myriad of topics. Spending nine hours in a van with a complete stranger can make for a long day, but Gabrielle is anything but a stranger from the moment you meet her.