Tony Ezell

Professional River Guide
Where did you grow up?

Midlothian, Virginia

Where do you call home now?

Richmond, Virginia

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

I really enjoy getting to know the guests over the course of the trip. After four days of living and interacting with them, you make friends with people from all over the world and all walks of life!

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

The Jones Hole hike is my favorite hike. It’s an easy hike that’s lots of fun and there’s lots to see.

What can you not live without on a trip?


Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I’m secretly hilarious and make awesome mashed potatoes.