Kersten Schnurle

Job Title

Professional River Guide





With OARS Since


Kersten Schnurle - guide - Meet the Team


San Jose, CA

Current Location

Land (mostly), Earth

Offseason Gig

Marine Biology

About me

Birds, puns, kelp forest ecology.

The Best Part of My Job

Taking people down rivers! And showing them cool plants and animals.

How I found OARS

I got interested in river guiding because I was a passenger on an OARS Grand Canyon trip. It was all downhill from there.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

I love kelp forests. I also love Idaho's rivers, and the people I get to work with there.

My Lucky Charm

Keeping my teeth clean.

I Can’t Live Without

Sunglasses. And sleep.

My Fun Fact

I can do some great animal impressions with kitchen utensils.

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