Andre Potochnik

Nickname: Doctor Dray
Guide For: Grand Canyon and the Southwest
Hometown: Flagstaff, AZ
Favorite Food: Baja tacos
Favorite Music: Dire Straits
Favorite thing about working for O.A.R.S.: OARS is great due to it's professionalism, well-organized, great equipment, dedication to dories, top notch clientele and employees.
Greatest Memory: Where to start... maybe the time I rowed Crystal Rapid four times in one day at high water, whew!
Other Hobbies: Birding, skiing, natural and human history, current events in the world, environmental advocacy
Special Talents: Geology, teaching, rowing a dory
Time with O.A.R.S.: Since 1973

After 40 plus years of guiding people down the Colorado River, Andre Potochnik knows the Grand Canyon like the back of his hand. He fell into guiding naturally and fell in love with rowing dories as one of Martin Litton’s early boatmen. Here he talks about what it’s like to have one of the best jobs in the world–sharing that special place with others…

Read our interview with Andre on our blog here.