Guide For: Idaho
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Favorite Food: McDonald's Cheeseburger (I am a cheap date!)
Favorite Music: Anything on my Ipod as I drive west each spring
Favorite thing about working for O.A.R.S.: Living the dream - outside 24/7 with great people who want to have a good time in beautiful places!
Greatest Memory: Before my first trip down the Yampa, I had heard horror stories from other guides about Warm Springs rapid. My mind painted a Powell-esque picture - looming cliffs, 30 foot waves and no room to get a boat between the huge rocks. When I finally got to the scout I realized it was much more doable than I had imagined, and learned a lesson about worrying about things too far ahead of time!
Other Hobbies: Wishing I was! I am just starting a new "other job" as a corporate conference trip director.
Special Talents: Guitar, photography, poetry, cooking
Time as a Guide: 8 years
Time with O.A.R.S.: 8 years
Guide for: Idaho, Utah & Colorado
"A near death experience in the desert converted me from
Senior VP at a Top 10 ad agency to a living river guide!," shares Deb
who has been guiding for O.A.R.S. for the past eight years. Although
her Master of Science Degree in Advertising may not be needed on the
river, Deb is definitely not out of her element on the water, and in
fact has accumulated nearly 300 rafting trips on rivers in the Grand Canyon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, California and southern Oregon.
She enjoys the impact she is able to make on others by helping expose
people who are out of their regular element to new experiences and
ideas, and delights in the simplicity and satisfaction of living in the
moment that her summer job on the river provides.