Steve Heerema



Where did you grow up?

New Jersey

Where do you call home now?

Bear Valley, California

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Hangin’ out on the river with some good people.

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

Clavey. (On the Tuolumne River) Great camp, great hike, great river, great rapid.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?


What can you not live without on a trip?

Gotta have sunglasses and a paco pad.