Born: Gold Beach, Oregon
Raised: Gold Beach, Oregon
Off-Season occupation: Driving the mail to Agness.
Pilot since: 1967
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, gardening, boating and remodeling.
Funniest moment on the river: We saw some river otters with a salmon on the bank, and then noticed a raccoon was trying to get in on the feast. The raccoon would work his way down to within two feet of the salmon and then be chased back up the hill by the otters. We watched this cycle happen over and over again until continuing our journey upriver.
Why you love your job: There are no two trips alike. You see different things each day with different people and get new reactions. It is rewarding.
Favorite rapid to run: Two Mile Rapid