Where did you grow up?
Georgia mainly. My family moved to Florida for a couple years, then up to Michigan, but I always went running back to Georgia.
Where do you call home now?
Year started at OARS?
What’s the best part of your job?
The fact that I get to take new people on the river and teach them about my favorite hobby everyday!
Tell us about your favorite rapid, hike or camp and what makes it special
Upper and Lower Bunghole on the Lower Salmon. Big bouncy waves at every water level. And that name – I mean come on.
Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?
Every time I get on the river I take a moment to appreciate the beauty and strength of the river I am on. I then thank the river herself for the fact that I get to be out rafting, which I love so much. I always ask for safe passage on the trip, for me, my guests, my crew, along with anyone else who is out on the river that day.
What can you not live without on a trip?
Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory
Fun fact: I have 8 siblings, who are all amazing and crazy at the same time. A lot of people will call us the Martians!