Ross Tansey

Job Title

Professional River Guide





With OARS Since


Ross Tansey - guide - Meet the Team


Los Angeles, CA

Current Location

Montreal, Quebec

Offseason Gig

Engineering Student

About me

In my off-season (when I'm not studying), I try to spend as much time outside as the Canadian winter allows. From activities like climbing or canoeing to a simple walk around the city, as long as it's outside, I'm happy.

The Best Part of My Job

Meeting new people and getting to spend my entire summer outdoors.

How I found OARS

After graduating high school, I took a year off and had my first real experience with the outdoors. As part of that year, I attended an outdoor semester with NOLS and got a formal introduction to the world of whitewater rafting. After showing interest in becoming a guide, one of my instructors, a former OARS guide, recommended I check out the company.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

Mule Creek Canyon's unique hydrology and stunning beauty make it an easy favorite spot on the river.

Favorite River Tradition

Clean teeth, clean lines.

I Can’t Live Without

Chacos + socks are essential.

My Fun Fact

Exceptional at whipped cream animals.

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