What’s your favorite rapid and what makes it special?

Tunnel Chute on the Middle Fork of the American. You can guide it just like you did yesterday and get completely different results. You always have to be on your toes and it’s always heart-pounding fun!

Why do you love working for Mother Lode?

There’s nothing better than taking someone on a rafting trip, taking them into the heart of big, splashy rapids, and watching them laugh and smile all the way. I can’t think of a better way to help people connect with nature. It’s an added bonus as manager that I get to teach new guides so that they can also know the joy of spreading the love of rivers and rafting.

What’s one of you favorite adventures?

Bicycling from Croatia to Greece? Catapulting myself out of my raft while going over a waterfall in Norway? Dump trucking a raft on the Ganges at 150,000 cfs? Diving with 18 foot manta rays? How to choose…