Ryan Herrmann

Job Title

Professional River Guide



With OARS Since


Ryan Herrmann - guide - Meet the Team


Multiple, USA

Current Location

Phoenix, AZ

Offseason Gig

To Be Determined

About me

Hiking, cycle touring, artist.

The Best Part of My Job

Rafting with other individuals who are or remain young, wild, and free.

How I found OARS

Through books and other various adventures.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

Hospital Bar is my favorite rapid because it is the first major rapid I successfully ran and a great hit. Anywhere in Arizona is my favorite spot, but Tonto National Forest, more specifically.

My Lucky Charm

Outside of wetsuit/drysuit season, I wear a white bandana my wife gave me when I walked/biked across the country and a scorpion bracelet from AZ.

I Can’t Live Without

My wedding ring is always in my PFD.

My Fun Fact

I was kneed so hard in the face during a collegiate soccer game that my brain was pushed out the base of my skull, resulting in brain surgery. I continued to play into my 30s.

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