Born: San Luis Obispo, California
Raised: Gold Beach, Oregon
Off-Season occupation: Fishing guide
Pilot since: 1991
Hobbies: The outdoors: hunting and fishing. I have three young boys who I’m sharing my knowledge of the outdoors with, and there isn’t anything more rewarding.
Funniest moment on the river: A passenger and I once rescued a blind steer that had wandered into the river. The passenger lassoed the steer around the horns with the rope on board, and we towed it to shore.
Why you love your job: It’s not real work! I rode the boats as a kid, always thinking someday I would like to do this. This is a dream come true.
Favorite riffle to run: Wee Riffle