Meet Doom & Lizzy

Lizzy and Doom, owners of Four Corners Guides

With 50+ years collective experience in backcountry adventures and almost as much working in the outdoor industry, Steve “Doom” Fassbinder and Lizzy Scully know what it takes to live and play in the world’s wildest areas. Out of a desire to share our passion with others, we created Four Corners Guides.

We met  in 2015 through outdoor industry connections. In 2016, we climbed “The Cruise” in the Black Canyon on our first date and the “Naked Edge” in Eldorado Canyon shortly thereafter. And after soloing to the summit of the First Flatiron we decided we were a match made on sandstone. Shortly after Lizzy moved to Mancos, we bought an idyllic, remote cabin and 35 acres at the tip of Weber Mountain. And since 2020 we got married, wrote The Bikeraft Guide, and built our remote “basecamp,” Scullbinder Ranch.

The Guide service & the four corners guides team

Obsessed with adventuring, it only made sense for us to pursue a dream we both shared of running a base camp and adventure guide service, with Steve the head “Bikeraft Guide” and Lizzy running the business. We seek to offer adventure opportunities that, “get you on the edge of your own reality to feel things you’ve never experienced,” as Doom says. And we work hard to enhance your existing backcountry skills so you can do bigger and more exciting bike and packraft adventures, while at the same time pushing you a bit further so you can find out what you’re really made of.

To achieve those goals, we’ve trained our guides extensively. All are certified in Swiftwater Rescue Training and as Wilderness First Responders, which includes First Aid and CPR. And our two head guides, Thad & Steve, have further advanced Swiftwater Safety training, and are both Level 3 American Canoe Association (ACA) Packraft Instructors. Additionally, each year we do risk management training with Wilderness Medical Associates International and advanced paddle training with Kent Ford.

Collectively, our guides have decades of outdoor adventure experience and a plethora of skills to share with our guests. So much so, that we feel absolutely certain you’ll walk away from our courses with a deeper sense of enjoyment for both living in and utilizing human-powered tools to pass through remote landscapes. We want your experience to be the milestone in your life that you measure everything else up to

Steve Fassbinder Doom

Steve Fassbinder

Owner, Head Bike/Packraft Guide, Level 4 ACA Packraft Instructor, WFR & SSI Certified

Known as “Doom” among his friends and within the tight-knit mountain bike industry, Steve started adventuring at 14. He raced single-speed mountain bikes until his 30s, but eventually started exploring huge backcountry landscapes via bike and packraft. Passionate about creative, human powered adventure he’s extensively explored the Southwest. Read about him in Outside mag, and follow him @republicofdoom. Get to know Doom!

Thad Ferrell

Head Bike/Packraft Guide, Level 4 ACA Packraft Instructor, WFR & SSI Certified

Thad spent his childhood fishing out West with his parents. They planted a seed, which led him to try climbing, biking, hiking, fly fishing and floating out West, where he eventually put down roots. Always thinking about fly fishing, and after a very narrow brush with death in 2017, Thad moved forward with his dream of guiding. He started King Fisher Fly Guides and is a head guide for FCG. Follow Thad @kingfisherflyguides. Get to know Thad!

Lizzy Scully

Founder, CEO, Level 2 ACA Packraft Instructor, WFR & SSI Certified

A dedicated and passionate adventurer, Lizzy spent more than two decades climbing big walls around the world. She’s best known for her for her first free ascent with Heidi Wirtz of “Bad Hair Day” (5.12-) on the South Howser Minaret, Bugaboos, Canada and her third ascent of “Inshallah,” Shipton Spire (19,700’) in Pakistan. She focuses now on cycling and packrafting. Read the “Success Story” about Lizzy and FCG. Follow Lizzy @scullbinderranch on Instagram. Get to know Lizzy!

Tyler Marlow

Tyler Marlow

Packrafting & Bikerafting Guide, Level 2 ACA Packraft Instructor, WFR & SSI Certified

Though born in South’s lush forests, Tyler left home to thru hike the Appalachian trail. And they have been walking since! Educated as an anthropologist, Tyler seeks to understand the connection between humans and the landscape, where environments meet culture. Tyler moved to Utah and began a love affair with the Colorado Plateau. There, he worked in youth conservation, trail work, and is now a carpenter and guide. With their dog Mira riding shotgun, Tyler migrates seasonally from the Sonoran desert to the Four Corners to McCarthy, Alaska. Find him @Tglazemarlow

Rebecca Louzan

Chief Revenue Officer (Sales, Marketing, Business Management)

Founder of Onda Creative Group, Rebecca brings over 15 years of corporate marketing, sales and operational leadership to Four Corners Guides. Rebecca is also an avid adventurer and yogini. She snowboards, packrafts, rides horses, mountain bikes and has both practiced and taught yoga for decades. She currently resides between Boston and Colorado, where she runs her two businesses, Cowboy Up horse transportation and Onda Creative, and hangs out with her pup, Cooper. Find her business on Facebook and her personal Instagram @rebeccalouzan.

 

Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey

Packrafting & Bikerafting Guide, WFR & SSI Certified

Jon has been exploring and tracing lines in the Southwest and the San Juan Mountains since 2000. With 15+ years of experience guiding with the local youth cycling program Durango Devo, 25 years of bicycle wrenching and enthusiasm, and a lifetime of connecting dots with his pen, Jon has been able to reach the community by sharing the wilderness experience and the freedom of the bicycle through adventure, art and love. Find him @jonathansbailey on Instagram.

Jeff Creamer

Jeff Creamer

Adv. Whitewater Packrafting Instructor, SSI Instructor, WFR Certified

Jeff is based in Mancos, Colorado and has been packrafting since 2013. Entering the sport as a novice river runner, he now pushes the limits of expedition Class V packrafting in the North American West and has also worked on development of combination ski+packraft routes in the West and Alaska. Jeff developed his technical paddling skills as an outrigger canoe racer while earning his PhD in geology, but currently works part-time in packraft manufacturing and design and has worked as a swiftwater rescue and skills instructor with SSI since 2019 on packraft-specific courses.

Follow him @jeffreycreamaer Instagram.

ben phillips

Ben Phillips

Adv. Whitewater Packrafting Instructor, Level 2 ACA Packraft Instructor, WFR & SSI Certified

With decades of Class V whitewater packrafting and kayaking experience, Ben can take you to the next level of boating. Ben lives in Hesperus with his wife, Kate, and two children, Thorne and Raef. Find him @benton3017 on Instagram.

Jon Yazzie

Jonathan Yazzie

Bikepacking & Bikerafting Guide, Owner Dzil Ta’ah Adventures, SSI & 1st Aid/CPR Certified

Jon is a full-blooded Navajo and adventure cyclist and mountain bike racer. He runs bikepacking tours through his company Dzil Ta’ah Adventures, Kayenta, Ariz. He has developed bikepacking routes across Navajolands. Jon brings both bikepacking expertise and a more in-depth cultural experience to Four Corners Guides. Find Jon @dziltaahadventures on Instagram. Read about him on Bikepacking.com and Radavist articles about his new business and bike adventures.

Cool Companies We Work With

Thank you! These companies provide us with the high-quality, lightweight gear that we use on both our personal adventures and our guided trips. We could not do what we do, as well as we do it, or have as much fun, without the awesome gear these companies make. The companies are: Titan Straps, Aqua Bound, Rocky Mounts, Alpacka Raft, Big Agnes, Hyperlite Mountain Gear and Revelate Designs.

Four Corners Guides outdoor industry business partners