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Who We Are

A network of interpretive guides who care deeply about raising awareness of San Diego’s diverse natural resources and inspiring personal connections with nature through recreation, stewardship, and education.

Local Point of View brings together our amazing community of nature guides and the unique natural resources San Diego has to offer for tourists and locals alike to enjoy.

Originally started as a tour operation for international exchange students, our company has grown into a community of passionate professional guides who inspire personal connections with nature through recreation, stewardship, and education.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support a nature-centric community in San Diego through recreation, stewardship, and education.

We Value

  • Respecting life
  • Stewardship
  • Conservation
  • Experiential Learning
  • Supporting local economies
  • Pulling the next one up
  • Career Pathways
  • Mindful consumption – green sustainable business practices

Crystal De Soto, Founderprofile fun

“It is amazing how a single interaction with the wild, be it swimming with a shark or being in the middle of a thunderstorm, can change someone’s life. Nature surrounds us all; we just need to slow down and look.”

Crystal is an interpretive trainer who holds a master’s degree in education and an undergraduate degree in earth systems science. Crystal has spent the last 20 years helping young people reconnect with nature through informal science experiences along with sharing her experiences with staff and volunteers throughout southern California.

A few of Crystal’s professional experiences include the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the NAT, Birch Aquarium, Cuyamaca Outdoor School, and the Wyland Foundation.  Crystal brings all of her personal and professional experiences together to create authentic and meaningful guide training and tours.