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Peter Grubb & Betsy Bowen

Founders

Peter founded ROW back in 1979, after discovering river running on the East Coast. He attended St. John's in Annapolis, MD and has traveled throughout the world. His studies in the "Great Books," mythology, and western civilization led him to Turkey, where he led ROW's tours for over a decade. Certified by the National Association of Interpretation as a Certified Interpretation Guide, Peter also completed certification in 2004 to train other guides in the art of cultural and natural history interpretation. He also speaks French and plays the guitar. He lives with his wife Betsy Bowen and has two kids, Mariah and Jonah, who are now out of the house making their own adventures around the world.

Co-founder of ROW, Betsy has safely made the transition from expert kayaker and skier to the challenging world of motherhood. A favorite among guides, she led ROW trips in Idaho and Turkey prior to the birth of her daughter Mariah (born 1991) and Jonah (born 1993). Betsy is a talented potter and when not caring for her children, she loves working in her studio.

Although Peter and Betsy do not work in the day-to-day much these days at the ROW Family of Companies (ROW Adventures, Adventure Unbound, Sea Kayak Adventures) -- they still are a wealth of knowledge, experience, and most importantly, care and support to the rest of the team.

Aylan Lee

River Operations Manager

Guide Since 2010: WA, OR, ID, MT, Cuba. Joined ROW 2013. Born in Glen Ellen, California, Aylan has been a professional guide since 2010. He holds a BA with honors in Geography with a minor in music from the University of Washington and is presently finishing his masters degree in geography at Portland State University. Aylan’s academic interests lie in understanding how nature, politics, and infrastructure interact and shape landscapes. Outside academia, Aylan has spent the last decade in the outdoor industry, leading and enjoying whitewater trips on rivers across the same landscapes he studies. At the heart of his professional pursuits is a deep desire to connect people to places in meaningful, engaging ways. In doing so, Aylan draws on an extensive leadership and service-industry background. In his spare time, he is an avid cyclist and whitewater kayaker, and a thoroughly middling skier.

Guiding Destinations: Rogue River, Clarkfork River, Salmon River, Cuba

Geoff Jans

Director of Operations

Geoff arrived at ROW after nearly a decade of expedition guiding, snow safety, and remote operations management experience in Alaska. There, he learned that good things do happen to those who venture North in search of adventure (he met his wife within months of arriving). In pursuit of a greater understanding of the industry that had supported his passion for wild places, he completed a Master’s degree in Tourism Management at Colorado State University.

Geoff’s greatest career accomplishment to date was overseeing the grand opening and operations of a successful remote eco-lodge in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park.  We’re excited to have his experienced perspective in the art of wilderness hospitality leading the operations at ROW.

 

Michelle Darnell

Assistant Director Sales & Marketing

From Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, Michelle has found her home at ROW Adventures as our Assistant Director of Sales and Marketing.  Graduating from Whitworth University with a Bachelor’s in Teaching and Kinesiology, Michelle forewent her dreams of teaching in lieu of opportunities in the outdoor recreation industry.  For the past 10 years Michelle has focused her time and energy into roles that support outdoor recreation and travel.  As a new Mom, Michelle has a renewed passion for this work; hoping to inspire the next generation to love, nurture and enjoy our outdoor spaces. 

Michelle and her Family love new adventures, whether it’s exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest or discovering a new International destination, they’re happy when the scenery is new and unexpected. A few favorites are Acadia National Park, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Quebec City.   Michelle is an avid sports fan, loves to cycle, and doesn’t take herself too seriously! If you run into her, she’s likely to have a smile on her face, a coffee in her hand and a few good books ready to go on her kindle app. 

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Candy Bening

USA & Rivers Sales Manager

Born in 1964, raised in Santa Cruz, California. WW Rafting guide since 1989: CA, ID, MT. Moved to Idaho in 1993; joined ROW in 1994.

After spending 10 yrs in the high tech industry, Candy made a life-altering change and became both a rafting guide and ski patroller. In her near 25 yrs with ROW, she has worked in the field guiding, evaluating, managing and traveling with ROW thus gaining first-hand knowledge of all the ID, MT & OR rivers and many of the Int’l vacation experiences including the Galapagos Islands. 

Her friendly, outgoing personality, as well as her expertise, has made her succeed in the office overseeing sales, assisting guests by offering suggestions and solutions to ensure each person/family has the best time ever! Candy, along with her husband and two girls, are avid white water rafting enthusiasts. Together they have joined ROW on rivers all over the west.

Destination Specialties: USA Rivers, Futaleufu River

Favorite Trip: "There is no better place than the river canyon you are in"

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Morag Prosser

International Sales Manager

Mogs is highly qualified as one of ROW's Adventure Consultants and International trip specialist because, if you have dreamed it, there is a good chance that Mogs has done it! From the first commercial descent of the White Nile in Uganda to sky diving in New Zealand, to trekking the Golden Triangle in Thailand, to trucking across Iceland, and even wine tasting across Europe. One of her favorite childhood memories is fishing with her dad on Loch Glass in the Scottish Highlands and always catching the bigger fish.

Mogs has a Law degree from Aberdeen but when she moved to Idaho she sought a more adventurous career. She resides in Coeur d'Alene Idaho with her husband and three dogs and doesn't let any moss grow under her feet. Mogs first went to the Galapagos on ROW's land-based sea kayaking trip in 2006 and has since been there regularly since, along with many other places in the world that ROW shares with our guests.

Destination Specialties: You Name It! Galapagos, Peru, Africa, Arctic, Antarctic, Croatia, Patagonia....

Favorite Trip: Taste of Croatia

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Tom Scarborough

Area Manager

Guide since 2003: WA, OR, ID. Joined ROW in 2007. Tom has a unique skill set. He is able to recite Dr. Seuss’ poem “The Lorax” from memory, brew a mean pint of beer, drive a bus, milk a cow, cook a tasty Dutch oven lasagna, and write a Microsoft Access database. On top of all that, Tom is a great guide and a wealth of information about the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains. He currently manages ROW’s Rogue River operation where he sings guests to sleep with the smooth sounds of the 70s and his signature number “Waltzing with Bears”. Originally from New York, Tom has a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Cornell University and an extensive work history ranging from a YMCA summer camp director, to transportation director for a Washington ski area, and finally a river guide. Tom also has a passion for all things bacon, tinkering and pop music.

Guiding Destinations: Rogue River, Owyhee River, Grande Ronde River

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Connelly Brown

Area Manager

Guide since 1988: WV, CO, CA, MT, ID. Joined ROW in 2002. A native of the Nutmeg State, Connelly Brown (“CB” to most) now resides year round in the mountains of Northeastern Oregon with his wife and two kids. CB has been a guide since, wait for it, the late 1980s. For years he worked as a “migrant wave farmer,” living out of his truck as he followed the snowmelt and work from one river to the next throughout the year.  

In 2002 he joined the ROW team and has served as both a guide and manager. While guiding a ROW trip, he met the woman who would become the love of his life. They now make their home in northeastern Oregon, where CB runs a backcountry ski business. One of the quirkiest and most pleasant of people, CB is all about keeping it mellow and making memories on the river. Whether fishing for sturgeon, charging the big hits, telling stories or leading a hike, CB has a way to make your experience unique. He is also a Certified Interpretive Guide.

Guiding Destinations: Salmon River, Family Magic (Salmon River Canyons)

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Peter Metcalf

River Guide

Guide since 2002: AK, MT, ID, OR, Costa Rica, Guatemala. Joined ROW in 2008.  ROW’s former Operations Manager and a current PhD student at the University of Montana, Peter loves to tell stories.  In fact, he’s far more likely to share a tale about an early homesteader, discuss western water policy or talk about wolves than remember a joke, even if he’s heard it twenty times.  Born on the prairies of Kansas, Peter grew up splashing through the creeks and sleeping under the stars of western Oregon where his mom ran a Lutheran summer camp.  He ran track and cross country for Whitworth College and later earned an M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana.  In addition to river guiding, he has also taught environmental education courses in Montana and Central America, worked as a journalist and referees high school basketball.  When not on the river, he is likely to be found knee deep in a Montana trout stream, watching birds, hunting for elk, telemark skiing, sharing conversation over a local IPA or reading a good book.  He looks forward to the day when seeing Salmon on a ROW trip is no longer a rare experience.

Guiding Destinations: Middle Fork, Guest Guide 

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John Hernandez

Area Manager

Guide since 1998: WV, ME, CO, ID, MT, Peru. Joined ROW in 2005. John Hernandez hails from the Biggest Little State in the Union, Rhode Island. He attended at Springfield College where he was an All-American Volleyball Player and earned a Master’s in Outdoor Recreation Management.

While in college he discovered a love of kayaking and started guiding rafts in 1998. After several seasons in West Virginia and a stint in Peru, John headed west to Idaho in 2003 and has guided with ROW ever since.

John brings a huge smile, great boating skills and tremendous sense of humor to the job. If anyone were to convince you there really is such a thing as a left-handed paddle, it would be John. When not providing campfire entertainment, sharing the history of early boating in Idaho or pointing out bighorn sheep, John cooks up great riverside fare, including some fabulous dutch oven lasagna. He is also an avid fly fisherman, beer connoisseur, and sports fan.

Guiding Destinations: Middle Fork, Cuba, Baja

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Landon Moores

River Guide

Guide since 2010: ID, MT, Baja, Cuba, Galapagos. Joined ROW in 2010. Landon grew up in Tennessee (Go Vols!) before moving West. After a stint in Alaska, her love of the river led her to Idaho. Despite what they tell you, Landon proves that river guides make use of their college degrees. Her Spanish degree helps her navigate Cuba, where she leads a variety of adventure travel trips in the winter. Her M.Ed. in Curriculum Design comes in useful when she designs and gives several guide development workshops and trainings a few times a year. One of ROW’s top interpretive guides, mergansers, coniferous trees and river-based murder mysteries fascinate her. She is also one of those rare river guides who does not own a truck, or any vehicle for that matter. Instead, this self-described “professional passenger” bikes, walks, takes the bus, flies or finagles rides when need be. In the off-season she works with ROW in Cuba. 

Guiding Destinations: Middle Fork, Cuba, Baja

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Lenore Perconti

River Guide

Guide since 2009: ID, MT, OR. Joined ROW in 2008. Lenore grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, a stone’s throw from the confluence of the mighty Clearwater and Snake rivers. As a kid she raised polyphemous moths in the family kitchen and went fishing with her dad on the Lochsa river. While studying for a biology degree from Washington State, she swamped Hells Canyon trips for ROW in the summer of 2008 and got hooked on rivers. She returned to guide the following year and traded a scientific research career for experiencing the natural world with fellow travelers. Her favorite part of guiding in Idaho and Oregon is the rugged remote canyons and free flowing rivers. When not guiding, Lenore now works in Human Resources, specializing in the outdoor industry.

Guiding Destinations: Rogue River

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Julia Hatch

River Guide

Guide since 2011: NY, ID, MT. Joined ROW in 2014. After completing her Bachelor’s degree at Geneseo State University in Elementary and Special Education, Julia Hatch took a trip to Denali National Park. At the time, she was enrolled to attend graduate school but realized that she “thirsted for more adventure than that path would provide.” Julia grew up in Upstate New York and started to explore the outdoors with her family at a young age, so rafting was right up her alley. Since becoming a whitewater rafting guide, Julia feels more fulfilled and at peace than she ever has—this is usually reflected by her disarming smile. Her mantra? “I look for the joy in every day and aim to spread positive energy wherever I go.” When not guiding for ROW, Julia teaches at a Montessori School in Montana, and enjoys hiking, camping, cooking, and writing postcards to friends and family.

Guiding Destinations: Middle Fork, Lochsa

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Chee Chin

Accountant

Chee Chin was born and raised in Malaysia. She was the Staff Accountant for a Timber Industry Company in Malaysia before she and her Family migrated to the Untied States in 2007, settling in Butte Montana. There Chee Chin joined Town Pump Inc. at their home office as a Property Management Accountant for 8 years. In 2016 Chee Chin moved with her family to Coeur d' Alene so she could stay close to her sister and other family members who live in the area. 

Chee Chin is excited to be part of ROW's Famliy as the Corporate Accountant. When Chee Chin is not working she enjoys cooking, gardening and traveling. 

Specialty: Numbers and smiles

Favorite Trip: Coming soon

 

Britt Thiessen

River Guide

Guide since 2010: CA, ID. Joined ROW in 2013. Ever since watching sturgeon swim around at Clear Creek Hatchery with his grandpa as a child, Britt has been infatuated by rivers. Britt moved to Idaho when he was two years old and considers it his home. He began rafting almost by chance, when the carpentry crew he worked with would take breaks on hot days and weekends to raft the Murtaugh stretch of the Snake River. Britt was hooked from his first wave and now seeks out steep gradient, good flow, obstructions, and constrictions… whitewater! During the summer, Britt uses his skills as a Certified Interpretive Guide and a River Rescue Instructor on the rivers of Idaho. He seeks thrill and excitement, and can often be seen at the back of the boat taking splashes to the face, all while maintaining a big smile. In the off season, he travels and works at a ski resort in Big Sky, Montana.

Guiding Destinations: Owyhee River, Bruneau & JarbidgeMiddle Fork, Lochsa River

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Taynea Petrie

Administrative Assistant

Taynea Petrie was born and raised mostly in the Pacific Northwest. Taynea is happily married with two very active girls ages two and eleven. As a family they try to spend as much time outdoors as possible, exploring the beautiful recreation opportunities the greater Coeur d' Alene area provides. Some of their favorite family activities include hiking, swimming, biking and an occasional picnic to relax and cloud watch! 

Taynea supports our Sea Kayak Adventures division, handling administrative and customer support functions. She always has a sharp wit and a positive attitude that her co-workers greatly enjoy! 

Specialty: Office cheer

Favorite Trip: Kayaking and Whale Watching Combo: LaPaz

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Angie Fuhrmann

River Guide

Guide since 2011: CO, UT, OR. Joined ROW in 2013. Angie Fuhrmann began her nomadic lifestyle at two weeks old, moving from her birth state, Nevada, to Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and eventually Arizona by the time she finished high school. After completing her bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, she attended Colorado State University and earned a Master's in Anthropology. While in college she worked as a hiking guide at Grand Canyon and discovered her passion for sharing the outdoors with others. Not long after, she discovered rafting and traded in her hiking boots for river sandals to become a raft guide. After a rafting trip in Oregon, Angie was drawn to the beauty of the Northwest. She did a short stint with a county health department before returning to river guiding with ROW on the Rogue River. When not on the river, she is usually found wandering in the woods hunting for edible mushrooms or traveling in Latin America. In the off-season, Angie teaches anthropology courses for an online university and has led gap-year adventure programs for young adults. She recently founded and runs a successful gourmet mushroom company with her partner, Grant. 

Guiding Destinations: Rogue River

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José Sergio Navarro

Sea Kayak Guide

Sergio grew up in Puerto San Carlos. He often fished with his father as a kid, and enjoyed the water growing up. While he has only been a guide with ROW Sea Kayak Adventures for four seasons now, he has been guiding for over 16 years, since he was just 16 years old. He got started with kayaking in 1997 while he was working on a natural history course with RARE, an organization for tropical conservation. During the course, they offered the students the opportunity to learn kayaking skills. At the time, Sergio was working as a hotel manager, and never thought he would be a kayaker. However, since he grew up in a fishing family he always like to be close to the sea. One day, a close friend asked him if would like to be sea kayaking guide. Sergio interviewed for the position and accepted the offer.

Sixteen years later he is still a kayaking guide in Baja, and still loves it! Sergio enjoys meeting people from other countries, and sharing his knowledge about Baja California and his love of nature. His favorite places in the world are those with beautiful clear water; luckily Baja has a lot of that! Sergio also loves the cuisine in Baja. His favorite ROW Sea Kayak Adventures meals are the chicken mole, and anything with fish. When Sergio isn't guiding, he enjoys spending time with his family. They love to go fishing, camping and kayaking together. Some friends tell Sergio they "think he is a little crazy because he spends so much time kayaking!" Maybe so, but we understand his love for kayaking and the beauty of Baja!

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Ruben Sandoval Zuñiga

Sea Kayak Guide

Ruben has been guiding for ROW Sea Kayak Adventures since 2013.  Ruben most commonly guides on our La Paz, Espiritu Santo kayaking tours.  Ruben is from San Luis Potosi, and has been fond of the Sea since he was a child.  He moved to La Paz 15 years ago to study and get his Bachelor Degree in Marine Biology. When he was a student he started doing underwater fishing and free diving. Ruben decided to get involved in tourism because he wanted to show the visitors the beauty of La Paz and the importance of conserving the environmental resources.  After two seasons with ROW, Ruben's favorite part of guiding is showing visitors the magic, the beauty and the greatness of Espiritu Santo, and he loves making our guests feel part of the ROW family in Baja. 

When Ruben is not guiding for ROW you can find him under the Sea!  He loves to search for new places to explore and Marine life to observe.  Ruben loves sharing this passion with our guests, snorkeling alongside them, pointing out the abundant marine life that exists in the Sea of Cortez.  Ruben not only shaes his intimate knowledge of marine life with our guests, he is known for serving up delicious mexican dishes such as Veracruz style fish, ceviche, or huevos rancheros.  

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Emily Kinsella

Adventure Consultant

Ten years ago Emily moved from the Portland area to Coeur d'Alene and fell in love with her new lakeside home. After six years in software marketing, she made the bold and burnt-out decision to pursue a job that allowed for more personal fulfillment and a meaningful connection to nature and travel. Emily began her work at ROW as a seasonal summer employee and stayed on as a year-round Adventure Consultant, specializing in South American adventures. 

Since moving to our international department, Emily has been able to travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Peru, and Argentina. She has slumbered under the Equatorial stars, trekked over an iceberg in Patagonia, and cuddled llamas at Machu Picchu. She is frequently and embarrassingly moved to tears when given the opportunity to share her own travel experiences with guests who are looking for insight into planning their own memories. 
 
Emily is also a media nerd with a background in writing and editing who is currently completing a communications degree. You can find her unwinding by cooking a comforting meal with a podcast playing and a glass of wine in hand. 

Destination Specialties: Galapagos, Peru, Baja

Favorite Trip: Galapagos Unbound

Cathy Henderson

Adventure Consultant

Cathy was drawn to the Pacific Northwest by her love of nature and outdoor adventure. A native Texan, she was captivated by Idaho's natural beauty, four seasons, and opportunity for year-round adventure. Cathy moved to Coeur d'Alene in 2010, where she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and fishing.

Cathy is a white water rafting enthusiast and is excited about all the adventures yet to come and the opportunities to share her passion for connecting our guests to life-expanding travel experiences. She spends her free time looking for new places to explore with her two dogs, Lola and Abby.

Destination Specialties: USA Rivers

Favorite Trip: Rogue River Rafting

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Monica Sanchez

Naturalist and Sea Kayak Guide

Now in her fifth season with ROW Sea Kayak Adventures in Baja, Monica loves the water, and everything surrounding it. She is especially passionate about whales and dolphins. Monica always dreamt of being a wilderness explorer like the journalists in National Geographer magazine. Due to her love for both the ocean and marine mammals, she decided to work at an aquarium in the Caribbean where she worked as a dolphin and sea lion trainer for a couple of years.

While she loved being so close to the animals, she realized she would rather see them in the wild, in their natural habitat. Monica discovered Sea Kayak Adventures was looking to hire a naturalist for their Baja whale watching tours, and applied. The day she was hired was "one of the best days of my life; my dream came true. I will be in the wilderness, observing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat."

Monica loves that every day as a guide is a new adventure, a new experience, and a surprise, where the unexpected is the norm. She loves sharing her excitement and passion for nature with guests, as well as hearing about their stories. She loves knowing that the time she shared with them in nature gave them something special that they will remember for the rest of their life.  When she's not guiding, Monica likes to hike, explore, and travel. She also loves reading about marine life and nature, and discovering new places where she can practice stand-up paddle boarding. In the off-season, Monica works as a reporter.

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Jason Kruger

Adventure Consultant

Born and raised in Coeur d' Alene Idaho, Jason has always had a great appreciation of getting outdoors.  He attended college at the University of Idaho earning a Bachelors's degree in physical education, health, and outdoor program leadership.  Jason is passionate about sharing nature with others and enjoys seeing their reactions to new experiences.

Jason enjoys the four seasons that the North-West has to offer and the changing scenery and outdoor opportunities presented with each of the seasons. When not in the office, your likely to find Jason; on the water, wilderness backpacking, hiking, biking, snow skiing, or riding on motorcycles and ATVs.  

As our resident comedian, you're likely to find Jason telling jokes to co-workers or fellow guests on a trip. If you're lucky enough to get on the river with him, you're sure to laugh a lot! 

Destination Specialties: USA Rivers

Favorite Trip: "That is like asking my favorite beer or ice cream!"

 

Will Findell

River Guide

Guide since 2013: UT, ID. Joined ROW in 2016. Will was born along a ridge top at 14,000’ in Colorado. Just after delivery, his father, the impromptu doctor, slipped and sent Will glissading down a nearby snowfield and into a creek. Ever since, Will has been drawn to rivers, exploring them first by inner tube as a child, then by kayak and raft. He began guiding professionally in 2013, in Moab, Utah, where he discovered his love for hot air, flat water, and upstream wind. In between river seasons in Utah, Will earned his BS in resource conservation at the University of Montana in Missoula. From Missoula, Will got his first tastes of the incredible rivers and creeks of North Idaho, and he knew it was where he belonged.

Guiding Destinations: Middle Fork, Snake River, Lochsa River

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Sebastian Jurado

Adventure Guide

After growing up in a small town in a valley of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador near the city of Quito, Sebastian decided to travel to Santiago de Chile to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Administration. His eagerness for travel took him on a backpacking adventure through Canada and United States for 9 months. Having perfected his English, he started guiding in Ecuador in 1998. 

As a young nature-lover interested in natural history and ecology, nature filming, photography, alternative energy, ecotourism development, and outdoor sports his career took an interesting path on the exciting soft-adventure world. In order guarantee travelers’ safety, Sebastian has been Wilderness Advanced First Aid certified for more than a decade. 

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Alejandra Mosquera

Adventure Guide

Alejandra was born and raised in Quito. She believes that there is nothing better than opening her eyes and seeing the beauty of the marvelous Andes, their colors, wildlife, and scenery. Even though she never thought about becoming a guide, she realized this activity would be her future during her first trip in the university. She has been sharing her passion and love for Ecuador since 2006, and obtained her Wilderness Advanced First Aid certificate four years ago. In her free time, she likes to explore Ecuador with her four-year-old daughter, Manuela, who shares the same passion for Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands as her mother. She also enjoys outdoor sports including kayaking and stand-up paddling.

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Marco Castro

Adventure Guide

Marco was born and grew up in the highlands near Quito within a farmer family. This brought him close to nature; riding horses, hiking mountains, and chasing feral cattle. This lifestyle as a child made him an outdoor man that learned to enjoy nature and open air. He studied tourism administration to be a tour guide which allowed him work in the outdoors and show people his passion for the wonders of Ecuador. Hiking, horseback riding, cycling, and kayaking make Marco feel at home away from home. After 20 years of working as a guide, he has learned to enjoy sharing his knowledge with people. accepting them the way they are, and understanding their needs. He is proud to be able to understand how to make travelers feel safe while visiting this small but awesome country called Ecuador. Due to importance of safety for travelers, Marco obtained Wilderness Advanced First Aid certificate in 2011.

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Ignacio Anhalzer

Adventure Guide

Ignacio, also known as Nacho, was born and raised in Ecuador. Has practiced all sorts of outdoor sports since an early age, from mountaineering to sea kayaking. This experience motivated him to obtain a degree in Sports Management from Bond University in Queensland Australia. He is currently a NOLS Instructor, WEMT and LNT Master Educator. Nacho has paddled in New Zealand, Patagonia, Denmark and tons in Ecuador. Nacho is WAFA certified since 2015. When he is not guiding, he is taking care of his own outdoor education company in mainland Ecuador.

Jonas Seiler

River Guide

Guide since 2014: ID, CO. Born and raised in Steamboat Springs, CO, Jonas can't remember life before rafting. While most children took their naps at home, Jonas recalls taking his naps in a raft...mid-rapids! His sense of oneness with the outdoors led him to pursue his Bachelor of Science at Colorado State University, where he studied Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism. His favorite thing about guiding in Idaho is the warm weather, great whitewater, incredible scenery, intriguing wildlife, and sense of solitude. When not on the river, you can find Jonas skiing, backpacking, climbing, fly fishing, or traveling. Fun fact: Some of his hidden talents include speaking Danish and juggling!

Guiding Destinations: Snake River, Salmon River, Middle Fork, Family Magic (Salmon River Canyons)

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Claudia Cristofari

Adventure Guide

Claudia was born in Corsica and did her studies at the University of Corsica. She always liked the English language and culture, so she started with an English degree. As the university is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes of the island, it was during her time there that she realized how much she loved the island, its cultural and historical wealth and the diversity of its nature. As such, becoming a licensed guide was a very natural decision. 

Claudia's year of training allowed her to study various topics such as the history of the Mediterranean, art history, the Corsican culture, traditions and language, the island's fauna, flora and geology among other things. Her studies stimulated her curiosity and encouraged her to travel. 

Following her studies Claudia spent nearly a year in England improving her English before coming back to Corsica to start to work as a guide. Claudia has been guiding tours for over three years now and has found the work of being a tour guide is not only a job but also a passion. She loves sharing her passion and excitement for Corsica with all of our Guests.