Kerry Berman
Certified Interpretive Guide

Kerry was born and raised in Southern California. He spent most of his time after school exploring the San Fernando Arroyo (which has now become Interstate 5) for lizards, snakes, turtles, fossils, and anything else of interest.

After a three-year tour in the United States Marine Corps (1966-1969); 13 months of which was spent in Vietnam as a Radio Operator and Tunnel Rat, Kerry was honorably discharged. Shortly thereafter, Kerry began a very successful 35-year career in mortgage banking, finance, and real estate. He worked in Palm Springs, the San Fernando Valley, and Simi Valley.

In 2006, Kerry retired and moved to Palm Desert to pursue his passion for exploring nature and offering guided tours to locals and visitors.

For the past several years, Kerry has been an active volunteer with many charities and organizations, including:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Coral Mountain Elementary School
  • Bureau of Land Management (School field trips)
  • Friends of the Desert Mountains (Hike leader)
  • Living Desert (Docent)
  • Living Desert University (Instructor)
  • Saul Martinez Elementary
  • Coral Mountain Academy
  • California State University San Bernardino (Instructor)
Kerry also serves as a Hike Leader for the Friends of the Desert Mountains program and a docent at the Coachella Valley Preserve. Most of all, Kerry enjoys giving informative talks and private guided tours of the Colorado Sonoran Desert. He holds a Desert Guide Trail Degree.

Kerry is a member of:
  • Friends of the Desert Mountains
  • Living Desert
  • Palm Springs Historical Society
  • Animal Samaritans
  • Palm Springs Historical Society
  • Aqua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
  • White Water Preserve
  • National Association of Interpretation
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