Jason Williams

Owner / Lead Guide

Jason is the lead guide and founder of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris. He has been guiding wildlife safaris, river trips and snowmobile tours throughout the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for over 20 years. His field of experience includes scuba diving, caving, rock climbing, backpacking, backcountry skiing, canoeing, sailing, snowmobiling and whitewater rafting. Jason has a B.S. Degree in Geography with a minor in Anthropology from Southern Illinois University.   He is also a professional wildlife photographer and published freelance writer. Publications include the Washington Post, Denver Post, Frommers, Powder Magazine, the Teton Journal and the Jackson Hole Explorer magazine. Jason has guided groups to photograph and study polar bears in Canada, track and view snow leopards in the Indian Himalaya and even swim with great white sharks in Mexico.


  • Level II Avalanche Certification
  • Level II Wildlife Track & Sign / CyberTracker
  • Level I Wildlife Track & Sign / CyberTracker
  • Certified Tracking Evaluator / CyberTracker
  • Certificate / Leave No Trace
  • Naturalist Certificate
  • Certified Interpretive Guide / National Association for Interpretation
  • Wilderness First Responder & CPR
  • Level III Wildlife Track & Sign / CyberTracker
  • Dive Master
  • Master Educator / Leave No Trace
  • 14 Emmy Award Wins
  • 28 Emmy Award Nominations
  • Nature-Connected Leadership / Earth-based Institute
  • Project Partner / Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative
  • B.A. German
  • B.S. Elementary Education
  • Paul Harris Fellow I
  • Paul Harris Fellow II
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • EMT-B
  • Wilderness First Aid & CPR
  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • B.S. Geography | Southern Illinois University
  • Level I Avalanche Certification
  • B.S. Education | Indiana University
  • B.S. Radio & Television | Southern Illinois University
  • B.A. Environmental Studies | University of Colorado
  • M.S. Environmental Management (Candidate) | Yale School of the Environment
  • B.S. Zoology | Southern Illinois University
  • B.S. Wildlife Science | Virginia Tech
  • B.S. Forestry Recreation Resource Management | Paul Smiths College
  • B.S. Natural Resources / Animal Science | Cornell University
  • B.S. Biology | University of Utah
  • B.S. Wildlife Biology | North Carolina State University
  • B.S. Fisheries Biology | North Carolina State University
  • Minor: Environmental Science | North Carolina State University
  • B.S. Neuropsychology | Willamette University
  • A.A.S. Animal Science | University of New Hampshire
  • B.S. Zoology | University of New Hampshire
  • M.S. Wildlife Conservation and Management | University College of Dublin
  • B.A. Classical Studies and Philosophy | University College of Dublin
  • B.S. Environmental Science | University of Oregon
  • B.A. Fine Art | University of Oregon
  • Outdoor Guide Certification | University of Wyoming
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