Coeur d'Alene, ID Staff Bios

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Wesley Hill

Adventure Consultant

Prior to joining the ROW family, Wesley worked as a rafting and canoe guide in Alaska, and logged countless hours exploring the mountains and forests of the Pacific Northwest. After receiving his bachelor's degree in Portland, he moved to South Africa to continue his education at the University of Cape Town where he was active in the UCT Mountain and Ski Club. 

Wesley is passionate about international travel and the outdoors, having visited 19 countries and counting. He has enjoyed several life changing experiences abroad, including trekking in the Himalayas, camping and snorkeling on uninhabited islands in the Philippines, and SCUBA diving off the coast of Mozambique. His favorite part about being an Adventure Consultant with ROW/Adventure Unbound is having the opportunity to share the transformative power of travel and the outdoors with all our valued guests.

Destination Specialties: Cuba

Favorite Trip: Cuba Unbound Scuba Tour

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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

 

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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 activies include hiking, swimiming, 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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Laurie Deans

Operations Administrator

A pillar of our office staff, Laurie does much of the behind-the-scenes work that is so critical to making every ROW trip a success. With over 20 years in the office she has a unique understanding of the industry and the adventures we run. Her experience and love of organization helps her excel in her role as Operations Administrator.

When she came to ROW she professed a reluctance to go rafting; now she has explored many of our rivers and brings her family along too! Born and raised in North Idaho, she lives in Coeur d'Alene with her family.

Specialty: Office and team organization

Favorite Trip: Taste of Croatia

Mikayla Deans

Accounting Specialist

Mikayla was born and raised in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  She is currently pursuing her degree as a Medical Sonographer at the Community College of Spokane, hoping to one day specalizing the field of Pediatric Sonography. Mikayla has worked for ROW Adventures seasonally since 2012 and has recently moved to full-time as a member of our Accounting team, although she is kind of a jack of all trades around the office! 

When Mikayla is not at work you can find here enjoying outdoor activities, crafting, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen and sharpening her green thumb in the garden! Mikayla has enjoyed her experiences at ROW and loves meeting people and experienceing cultures from around the globe.  

Specialty: Organizing chaos

Favorite Trip: Taste of Croatia

Janet Dufur

Administrative Assistant

Janet was born and raised in Central California. In 1999 Janet and her Family followed her Parents to Northern Idaho and settled in Coeur d' Alene, where they have resided ever since. Janet has three wonderful children, four adorable grandchildren and 2 fur babies.  She started working at ROW in March of 2000 on a part-time basis but has since become a full time member of the ROW Family. Janet is the glue that holds our team together, supporting multiple divisions with numerous administrative functions. When she's not at work Janet enjoys boating, gardening, fishing, crocheting and most of all spending time with her beloved grandchildren. 

Specialty: Keeping her co-workers in line

Favorite Trip: Lochsa River