Zach Thomas


Where did you grow up?

Algonquin, Illinois

Where do you call home now?

A 2001 Toyota Tacoma (Lewiston, ID)

Year started at OARS?


What’s the best part of your job?

Rafting every day.

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

Sledgehammer in the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas river in central Colorado. It’s a big fun rapid with a finicky entrance move.

Do you have a lucky charm or special river tradition?


What can you not live without on a trip?

Toothbrush and toothpaste, dental hygiene is important people.

Fun fact, special talent or favorite guiding memory

I’ve been told that my dance moves are above average.

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