Professional River Guide
With OARS Since
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.
Meet me on these adventures
Adventure Level: Moderately Challenging
Minimum Age: 14 (16 during high water)
Adventure Level: Easier to Moderate
Minimum Age: 8 (10-12 during high water)