Victoria Schwarz



Where did you grow up?

The Jersey Shore

Where do you call home now?

Coastal Georgia

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

The best part of my job as a guide for OARS is sharing my passion for adventure with others. I also get to work in a beautiful location. I’ll never get tired of the mountain views and starry skies.

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

My favorite hike is the Leigh Lake hike in mid June when the wildflowers are in full bloom. There’s nothing quite like a hike through the pines, over streams, and up into fields of wildflowers. Surrounded by mountain views the crystal clear water in Leigh lake is perfect for a summer swim.

What can you not live without on a trip?

I cannot live without my ray bans and a hat. Even when it’s an overcast day I still have my shades on.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

Special talent? hmm.. well I like telling jokes. Whether you’re laughing at the joke or at me laughing at my own joke, I’m sure I can make you chuckle.

-What did the buffalo say to his son when he sent him off to school?