Big Bucks, call sign “Bravo Bravo” you will figure it out when you meet him – USMC Sgt. Intelligence group – Veteran – Respiratory Therapist – Pastor/Clergy.
Orlando calls a little of everywhere home. He was born in Kansas, finished middle and high school in Alabama, and has enjoyed calling North Carolina home twice now.
After high school Orlando started college then left to join the United States Marine Corps. In the Marine Corps Orlando served as an intelligence analyst and intelligence instructor, providing support for many overseas operations and training Marines in the “art of intelligence” at the Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics Instructors School. Orlando’s ability to see and understand the information in front of him makes him a valuable asset to Highland Excursions.
Orlando is the Middle School math teacher at Summit Charter School in Cashiers, NC, and is also a licensed and ordained minister having served in pastoral and missionary roles.
Orlando and his wife Kelly married in 2005 and have five wonderful children. They decided to call the mountains of North Carolina home in 2019 and enjoy everything our community has to offer.
Adventure is nothing new to Orlando. He enjoys hiking, backcountry camping, trail running, and has even completed a 50 mile ultra-run!
As our newest mountain guide, Orlando is ready to give you a Highland Excursion experience you will not forget!