Bruce Lavoie

Where did you grow up?

Connecticut

Where do you call home now?

Utah, Connecticut, & New Orleans

Year started at OARS?

2005

What’s the best part of your job?

Sharing the magic that is created on a river trip.

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

Warm Springs Rapid on the Yampa river. It’s always different, always challenging and incredibly beautiful.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

Yes, I wear a Maori Jade Fish Hook and my wedding ring around my neck. Both have brought me very good luck.

What can you not live without on a trip?

My pillow.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

The best part of my job is that “favorite memories” are constantly created … Every time I am on the river I always walk away with at least one new one.