Curt Chang

Where did you grow up?

Hawaii

Where do you call home now?

Idaho

Year started at OARS?

1991

What’s the best part of your job?

The challenge of nurturing the most talented team of passionate guides on the planet.

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

Favorite rapids are the Green Room in Hells Canyon and Hermit in Grand. Fly camp on the Middle Fork is a sweet quiet shady spot with a beautiful creek that drips across a rock wall on the opposite side of the river with a nice tail out and trout pool right there.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

Used to be blowing the conch for coffee in the am when I was a wee lad just getting in the river groove.

What can you not live without on a trip?

oars/rowing sticks

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

The many faces of guides, coworkers and clients who are still friends after 40 years of guiding.