Our Guides

Passion + Experience = A Great Adventure

Erica– Guide

  • Certifications – Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR and Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 15 yrs
  • Job in off-season – River Guide on the Rio Grande River in Terlingua, TX
  • "Of course, whitewater runs through my veins and makes my heart tick, but I also love hiking, especially on ridge tops. Growing my own greens and tomatoes makes me smile as well. I'm currently working on building a house, off-the-grid style. Come rafting and I'll tell you more!"

Katie – Trip Leader

  • Certifications – Wilderness First Responder, First Aid and CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 10 yrs
  • Other rivers paddled – Gauley (WV), New River (WV), Chattooga (SC/GA), Ocoee (TN), Nolichucky (TN), Tallulah (GA), Cheoah (NC), Russell Fork (KY), Watauga Gorge (NC), Big Laurel (NC), French Broad (NC), etc.
  • Job in off-season – High School Math Teacher
  • Hometown – Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
  • Pets – Tallulah and Seda – pittbulls, El Guapo – horse

Greg– Guide

  • Certifications – First Aid and CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 19 yrs
  • Other rivers worked – Gauley (WV), New River (WV), Nolichucky (TN), French Broad (NC), Ocoee (TN), Nantahala (NC), Kearn (CA), North Fork of the American (CA), Gore Canyon (CO), Salmon River (ID), etc.
  • Interesting things about Greg - "I look great in a mirror!!"

Clay – Guide

  • Certifications – First Aid, CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 18 yrs
  • Other rivers paddled – Ocoee (TN), French Broad (NC), Big Piney (AR), Gauley (WV), New River (WV), Nolichucky (TN), Big Creek (NC), Greenbriar (TN), Richland Creek (AR), Hailstone (AR)
  • Job in off-season –Prescribed Burns, Sawyer, Adjunct Wildlife Biologist
  • Hometown – Fayetteville AR
  • Pets – herd of goats, Indy – brindled fiest

Erin – Guide

  • Certifications – First Aid, CPR, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Swiftwater Rescue
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience: – 15 yrs
  • Other rivers worked - "I have worked on rivers in California, Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Tennessee and West Virginia. I've also run rivers in Nepal, Thailand, Chile and Ecuador."
  • Job in Off-Season - River Guide on Rio Grande River, running through Big Bend National Park
  • "I love anything outdoors, and I'm always trying to get a good view; whether it's rock climbing or hiking to the top of a mountain or going zipping. My favorite thing at the end of the day is a home cooked meal."

Miles– Guide

  • Certifications – First Aid, CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 3 yrs
  • Loved Ones – Family and firends
  • Shout out - "Shout out to Deb!!"
  • Interests - "Anything and Everything"

Will H. – Guide

  • Certifications – First Aid, CPR and Wilderness First Responder
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience: – 4 yrs
  • Other rivers worked - Skykomish River (WA), Wenatchee River (WA)
  • Interesting things about Will - "My name is just Will - not William or Wilbur."

Jeremy – Driver / Guide / Photographer

  • Certifications – Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CDL
  • Years of professional rafting experience – 18 yrs
  • Other rivers paddled – Hiawassee (TN), French Broad (NC), Chattooga (SC/GA), Pacuare (Costa Rica), Ocoee (TN), Nantahala (NC), New River (WV), Big Creek (NC), Nolichucky (TN), Wilson Creek (NC), etc.
  • Job in off-season – Organic Combustible Fuel Distribution (he sells wood)

Justin – Guide

  • Certifications – CPR, First Aid
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 2 yrs
  • Pets - Gunner (bull mastif and great dane mix)
  • "I love rafting, but I'm in to just about anything outdoors!"

Richard – Marketing

  • Certifications – First Aid, CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience: – 13 yrs
  • Other rivers paddled: Ocoee (TN), Chattooga (SC/GA), Cheoah (NC), Big Creek (NC), Cataloochee Creek (NC), Big Laurel (NC), Spring Creek (NC), Wilson Creek (NC), Greenbriar (TN), Russell Fork (KY), Gauley (WV)
  • Hometown – Elmira, NY

"One of our families greatest adventures ever!!! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made us all feel like pros. We were nervous, but the guides explained everything very thoroughly. And with all the safety features we knew we were in good hands! The views were absolutely stunning! We highly highly recommend it to anyone!!"

– Tara, Wisconson