Alexis Nowling

Where did you grow up?


Where do you call home now?

Nashville, Tennessee

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

MY JOB! Getting to be outside all day, being on the river, the amazing people I work with, the incredible guests I spend my days with, how do I pick just one part?

Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike or camp and what makes it special

My favorite rapid is Troublemaker, on the South Fork of the American. Do it right, and you’re on a rollercoaster. Do it wrong, and you’re gonna go flying.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

My lucky charm is making sure I have at least one cup of coffee in my by meet time!!

What can you not live without on a trip?

My water bottle! Some days can get up to 115 in the Sierras, and without water, you’re gonna have a bad time. Having a water bottle to keep your water crispy and cold? Nothing better.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

My favorite river memory is falling out on No Name rapid, and instead of chasing my boat down, I stood on a rock island and waited for my coworker Mary to pick me up. Don’t worry, my crew was fine, they weren’t going anywhere. 😉

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