Jessica Wallstrom

Job Title

California Regional Manager





With OARS Since


Jessica Wallstrom - Operations Manager - Meet the Team


Kernville, CA

Current Location

Placerville, CA

Offseason Gig

Dog Foster Mom

About me

I've been a dog sledding guide, enjoy working with pottery, and spend a lot of time fostering and working with shelter dogs, including moms and pups, in my home.

The Best Part of My Job

The connections with the crew that make lasting impressions for years to come.

How I found OARS

I have been a river guide since I was in high school. After many years of working on the Kern River, as well as other rivers around the West, I landed at OARS on the Rogue River during a low water year from my home river.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

My favorite hike is Matcataenaba in the Grand Canyon. I just love how tight and narrow the canyon is, and then it opens up into such an amazing, large space with flowing water and pools.

I Can’t Live Without

My sunglasses!!

My Fun Fact

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