Seth Davis

Job Title

Operations Director

With OARS Since


Seth Davis.


Flagstaff, AZ

Current Location

Moab, UT

Offseason Gig

Computer Driving

About me

I’ve got an amazing wife, an incredible daughter, and two mutts that think they’re humans. I love getting outside - period - be it on the river, a short hike, or a simple camping trip...and I love to disappear in the desert on my motorcycle.

The Best Part of My Job

Being a part of a group of passionate, intelligent, capable humans, and always learning from and aspiring to do things as well as they do them.

How I found OARS

I got into guiding because I spent most of my early adult life trying to avoid simply working a job where the main reason for being there was the paycheck. My love for the outdoors and my experience in the service industry made commercial rafting the perfect job for me, and I was lucky enough to know someone working at OARS. After moving on from full-time guiding, I've been truly fortunate to become a part of the operations management team.

My Favorite Spot on the River/Outdoors

Kolb Camp in Cataract Canyon. This camp, between Big Drop 2 and Big Drop 3, is such a cool place to camp because, at higher flows, not only is the camp under water, but it’s the backdrop for the big and wild highwater rides of Cat; however when the camp is available at lower flows, it becomes a relaxing camp with good shade between the two most significant rapids in Cataract, and as such, it's a prime place to reflect and tell stories.

My Favorite Trip Memory

My first OARS trip was rowing a baggage boat on the Yampa during highwater. The river was so high that only the table tops of the picnic tables at the put-in were above water, and I was so new to rowing boats with open oar locks, that I was concerned that I might wrap on the picnic table once we launched!

Favorite River Tradition

Hot coffee at any time of the day during any time of the year.

I Can’t Live Without

A full-size pillow.

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