Debbie Howard

Professional Outdoor Guides & Adventure Experts
Where did you grow up?

California

Where do you call home now?

Sonora, California

Year started at OARS?

1995

What’s the best part of your job?

Helping to plan our guest’s vacations.

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

The hike up Jones Hole Green from the Green River and seeing Big Horn sheep up close!

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

I always take my very first carabiner on my water bottle. It’s 20 years old and has been on all 21 river trips with me.

What can you not live without on a trip?

A glass of wine at the end of the day.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

Watching the Salmon run Rainey Falls on the Rogue RIver in early September.