Schuyler Woodward

Nickname

Schy

Where did you grow up?

Flagstaff, Arizona

Where do you call home now?

Bend, Oregon

Year started at OARS?

2015

What’s the best part of your job?

All the free food.

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

Lava Falls! In 2012, about ten minutes after rowing Lava Falls, a company approached me and asked if I would run 32-foot 2-man sweep boats in Jackson, WY on the beautiful snake river. It changed my life!

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

Peanut M&M’s on top of a big rapid. Also giving me a massage will bring you good luck.

What can you not live without on a trip?

The groover.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I’ll never forget the river stories of Roger Dale and Steve Kenney. I’m so grateful to have had the chance to row a boat through the Grand Canyon with some of the best boaters I’ve ever met.