Kyran Keisling


My Grandparents moved their family of 8 to Page Arizona before there was a Page Arizona.  They doubled the population of this remote local. There was no Glen Canyon Dam and no Lake Powell, there was only Black Brush and sand.  Grandpa Johnny and Grandma Mary knew that the construction of Glen Canyon Dam would bring a town in it's wake, so they opened a gas station and waited like prospectors for the boom to happen.  Eventually the town of Page grew around them and Grandpa Johnny's station became a fixture.  My Dad and uncles checked fluides, air pressure, and filled tanks at the full service station that sold Water Dogs and Ice to the fisherman that were headed to the lake.  They watched Powell slowly fill and become the gem it has become.  I was born in '71 and my parents raised me in the emerald waters of Lake Powell.  My wife Kristin and I have a daughter, identical twin boys, two dogs, two cats, four chickens and four fish.  I also have 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 7 nephews, 4 nieces, and 22 cousins. 

I was born in Page AZ on the banks of Lake Powell and I will die here.  I have fished, hunted, hiked, rafted, climbed, photographed....etc here ever since. My life has been spent exploring the unending possibilities that Lake Powell country has to offer. I obtained a Biology education at Northern Arizona U and promptly used it to get a job as a Grand Canyon white water guide. Along the way I taught myself to play guitar, write songs and take pictures. I guided river trips in Glen/Grand Canyons for eight years and then stumbled into teaching.  I now teach Photography at Page High School and coach Wrestling.  

In the spring of '08 I fulfilled a lifelong dream and bought Bubbas Guide Service from my good friend Jim Cliburn and renamed it This Side of That Guide Service. I believe that we have created a business that is built on the foundation of quality customer service.  I promise that there is no other guide business on Lake Powell that cares more deeply about your experience than This Side of That. 

For some Lake Powell Fishing Videos check out my Youtube Channel THIS SIDE of THAT OUTDOORS

To see my eclectic creations click here  KYRAN