Northeast Mountain Guiding (NMG) was started by company President, Joseph Vulpis, in January of 2009. Since then, NMG, has grown into one of the largest and busiest professional guiding, equipment outfitter and outdoor educational operations in the eastern United States. NMG ran International expeditions from 2009 until 2014 to various countries like Nepal, Peru, Bhutan, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Mexico, Spain, China, Indonesia and many others. NMG now focuses on running and expanding in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US.​


NMG branched out into the Southeast US and opened its second office in Huntersville, North Carolina. NMG started running trips during the summer of 2011 for roped activities and mountain rescue training in this region. During this year, NMG started working with Groupon and various other third-party marketing platforms. Eventually, becoming the merchant of the year at several of these platforms and being featured on Fox News, CBS and NBC.


Vice President, Bryan Enberg, joined the company and helped launch its Professional Services Division. This division of NMG provides equipment, training and consulting to emergency service organizations as well as professional rope access for construction, inspection and other work at height needs. We are currently the sole provider for search & rescue training for FEMA and the NJ State Police. Bryan left NMG and is now working full time for the NJ State Police. This year we also created our Field Director positions and hired 5 guides to fill these positions. Our Field Directors manage our everyday operations in the field. After years of petitioning, letters, meetings, etc. our President, Joey Vulpis, established the Outdoor Adventure & Education industry with the US Department of Labor. This opened the doors for more degree programs that are discipline specific like expeditionary studies.


Our President, Joey Vulpis, registered NMG as a government contractor. Since then we have been working on multiple government contracts. We've worked on contracts with all branches of the US military and Federal law enforcement agencies throug the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We opened our outdoor gear shop in the Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania on Route 611 in May of 2016.


Our new Vice President, Matt Novellino, came on board in 2020 bringing on a new skill set for advancing our government contracts and helping bring a new insight on our recreational based courses. Matt is a Green Beret and former US Coast Guard rescue swimmer and brings extensive military and rescue swimmer experience. Our contracts with the Department of Defense became more technical and advanced.


2020 brought on new challenges. As we transitioned into 2021, our organization worked through them and developed systems to better protect our clients during these current conccerns. NMG continues to provide quality and professional training to the general public, US Military and various other organizations. We strive for excellence and are constantly advancing in our industries. During 2021, we partnered with various government agencies and opened up a government specific training facility. This facility will provide technical rope training, water rescue training, wilderness/remote medicine, combat medicine and much more to government entities and agencies. We have formed a board of directors to better manage our organization and all of it's affilitates.


As we move into a new year, our 14th year in business, we are honored to continue serving the general public and various government agencies. As a leading provider of outdoor adventure & education and rescue training, we are looking forward to a great year! We have established a Board of Directors to better manage our organization. We have appointed Erin Beach as our Chief of Operations. We have also established 3 more Field Operations Directors positions.

We pride ourselves in providing premium outdoor experiences and professional services to outdoor enthusiasts interested in experiencing everything the great wilderness has to offer! NMG guides/instructors are all experts and highly experienced in the discipline they guide. We love the outdoors. Unlike our competitors who only work weekends, we are FULL-TIME career mountain guides. Our peak season is April through October.

We offer courses for the following organizations:​

​We are the only full course provider for the American Hiking Guides Association and the National Canyoneering Guides Association in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We are the only accredited school in the Northeast US for both the American Hiking Guides Association and the Wilderness & Mountain Safety Institute. We are also accredited by the National Canyoneering Guides Association.

Here at NMG we practice "Leave No Trace" ethics and have several Leave No Trace Master Educators on staff. Almost all of our staff are LNT Trainers. We instruct our clients on every trip how to protect, respect and preserve the wilderness.

NMG is also a distributor for the best brands in climbing and outdoor recreation. We are distributors for Conterra, Spiroll, CMC Rescue, Sterling Rope, National Geographic Maps and many more! Stop by our shop for more information and to see our product line.

We strive for excellence and offer some of the best courses you'll find in the outdoor education industry!


Joseph Vulpis

President & Founder

Matt Novellino

Vice President

Field Directors

Sally El-Sadek​
Jan Wright
Stephen Phillips

Some of our customers include, but not limited to:

  • US Marines
  • US Army
  • ​US Army Rangers
  • US Navy
  • US Department of Health
  • New York Fire Department
  • Passaic County Sheriff's Department
  • New Jersey State Police
  • NJ State Police Special Operations Bureau
  • NJ State Police Task Force One
  • FEMA
  • US Department of Justice
  • Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
  • Pennsylvania DCNR
  • Royal Lao Airborne
  • US Marshals
  • US Special Forces/Green Berets
  • New Jersey State Park Police
  • North Carolina State Parks & Forestry Division
  • National Park Service
  • US Forest Service
  • Newark Police Department
  • Community Search & Rescue
  • NJ Search & Rescue
  • Bayshore Search & Rescue
  • Aberdeen EMS
  • Byram Township Fire Department
  • Lakeland EMS
  • Monmouth County Sheriff's Department
  • Vermont National Guard
  • New Jersey National Guard​
  • Royal Lao Airborne 10th Mountain Division
  • FBI
  • ATF
  • Arizona State Parks
  • Thousand Islands Search & Rescue
  • Nepalese Government
  • New York DEC
  • New York City Police Department
  • Union County Sheriff's Department
  • West Milford Search & Rescue
  • Ohio Special Response Team
  • Taunton Police
  • Closter EMS
  • SAR Teams of Warren County
  • Blairstown Township
  • Team Wilderness
  • Rutgers University
  • Rutgers Outdoor Recreation
  • Rutgers Outdoor Club
  • Harvard Outdoor Club
  • NBC
  • Fox News
  • New York Times
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Royal Rangers