Eric Sjoden

Professional River Guide
Where did you grow up?

Cedar City, UT

Where do you call home now?

Whitefish, Montana

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Messing about in boats, trip camaraderie, life outdoors, river food.

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

Hard to say as they change with weather, water, and people involved.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?


What can you not live without on a trip?

Straight oars

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

Spring botany and geology