Jacob Motsinger

Job Title

Professional River Guide





With OARS Since


Jacob Motsinger - guide - Meet the Team


Indian Trail, NC

Current Location

Whitefish, MT

Offseason Gig

Ski Lift Operator

About me

I love meeting new people and helping to create memories and experiences for people to remember. A difference in someone’s life, whether big or small.

The Best Part of My Job

Getting to meet new people every day.

How I found OARS

By chance, I blindly took a job as a guide back in 2018 and haven’t looked back since. I found OARS through the guiding community, as one of the most professional and broad river-running companies.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

Split Rock on the Merced is probably my favorite rapid because it was one of the first Class IV rapids I got to paddle-guide and row.

My Lucky Charm

A hairband I wear on my wrist.

My Fun Fact

I have been a competitive swimmer ever since I was four and love to swim. It was the only skill associated with rafting that I had when I first started.

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