Mindy Gleason

Nickname: Minnie
Position: Reservations Manager & International Adventure Consultant - 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist, Peru Specialist PromPeru 2010
Hometown: Angels Camp CA
Favorite Food: Depends on the day
Favorite Music: Americana
Favorite thing about working for O.A.R.S.: The great people I work with and the opportunity to have a positive impact on people's lives by providing them with great recreational opportunities, AND of course getting to visit all the wonderful places where O.A.R.S. operates.
Greatest Memory: Baggage boats with Scott Mascher
Other Hobbies: Sitting at my desk in the office
Time as a Guide: For years in my dreams
Time with O.A.R.S.: 19 years in June AARGHHHH

Named one of Condé Nast Traveler's Top Travel Specialists from 2007 through 2011, Mindy is not exactly a behind-the-desk kind of manager. She has rafted or kayaked on more than two dozen rivers, lakes and sounds, from Chile to Alaska. She’s also a trained goldsmith and has made more than 50 skydives.

Quotable – Her motto, from Marcel Proust: “Let us be grateful for the people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”