Professional River Guide
Where did you grow up?
Where do you call home now?
Taos, New Mexico
Year started at OARS?
What’s the best part of your job?
The rivers I get to call home.
Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike or camp and what makes it special.
I love quiet time at the Yew Grove on the Main Salmon. The strange microclimate and unique trees create a perfect atmosphere for thoughtful reflection.
Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?
I splash water on my face at the take out to thank the river for safe passage.
What can you not live without on a trip?
Flip flops and Xtratufs.
Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory.
I can ride a unicycle.
When I’m not on the river I love to ride my mountain bike. In the winter I coach big mountain skiing in Taos.