Emily Kay

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

Tumut, Australia

Where do you call home now?

Arnold, California

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Talking to people about their passion – whether it’s adventure, travel, whitewater (or beer and cheese).

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

The confluence of the Snake and Salmon Rivers in Idaho – the best sandy beach for games, paddling, or relaxing with a brew.

 What can you not live without on a trip?

Headlamp, comfy slip on shoes and my stubby holder (beer coozie).

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I hiked the Grand Canyon with a dinosaur on my back.