Seth Davis

Moab Regional Manager

Old Man Dad (OMD)

Where did you grow up?

Flagstaff, AZ

Where do you call home now?

Moab, UT

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Sitting back with my feet up on the desk watching our Self-Running Operation Machine run itself!

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

Kolb Camp in Cataract Canyon. This camp, between Big Drop 2 and Big Drop 3, is such a cool place to camp because at higher flows not only is the camp under water but it’s the backdrop for the big and wild highwater rides of Cat; however when the camp is available at lower flows, it becomes a relaxing camp between the two most significant rapids in Cataract and a prime place to reflect and tell stories.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?

Hot coffee at any time of the day during any time of the year is a must.

What can you not live without on a trip?

A full size pillow!

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

My first OARS trip was rowing a baggage boat on the Yampa during highwater. The river was so high that only the table tops of the picnic tables at the put-in were above water and I was so new to rowing boats with open oar locks that I was concerned that I might wrap on the picnic table once we launched!

About me…

I’ve got an amazing wife, an incredible daughter and two mutts that think they’re humans. I love getting outside, period, be it on the river, a short hike or a simple camping trip. I also love to disappear in the desert on my motorcycle.