Kate Wollney

Oregon Regional Manager

Queen of the Rogue

Where did you grow up?

Chicago Suburb

Where do you call home now?

The Rogue River

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

The fact that even though I’ve been a river guide since 1993, each trip offers a unique opportunity to connect with people and nature.

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

Tate Creek Falls natural water slide on the Rogue River is the place where I fell in love with nature when I was 14.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

My special river tradition is to convince guests to try something new on their trip. This may be swimming a rapid for fun, jumping off a rock, or eating Jicama.

What can you not live without on a trip?

Half and Half for my coffee

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

My special talent is making perfect bacon on river trips.

Check out my Cold River Fleece Skirts website: fleeceskirts.com

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