OUR GUIDES ❤
MEET THE TEAM
Three Rivers guides are true professionals and masters of rivers. They are exceptional people in all aspects of their lives. They are the most integral and valuable facet of our entire company.
Naturally, the outdoors is an important part of their lives. They are dedicated to preserving our wilderness areas by furthering the education of our area's wildlife and history.
Joey is a stand up guy who is well versed in many fields. He's the type of person who feels like an old friend, even if you just met him. A truly a skilled boatman who's vast knowledge of three toed song birds is just the beginning of the breadth of his outdoors knowledge. Joe and Natalie enjoy spending as much time as possible hiking, skiing, fishing, and rafting together. When not in the wilderness Joey runs his own business and works on HVac. That Joe, he's a real one of a kind!
Also known as Mad Dawg. Nathan may look like he just pillaged a village, but this Viking has a gentle heart. Aside from strength on the river, Nathan is an incredible chef and has the best knife skills in the game. Nathan is a real MacGyver who can fix anything with some duct tape and a piece of leather. His favorite rapid is Killer Fang Falls. When Nathan isn't on the water, he enjoys camping, crafting, and a good cup of Joe.
JEFF & ANNE & SALMI
Avid hikers, cavers, rafters, skiiers, home cooks, welders and auto repairmen, Jeff and Anne are just about as knowledgeable as they come. Salmi (their dog) keeps them in check. The "swiss army knife" duo of the three rivers guide staff make a wonderful team both on and off the rivers.
When they aren't off on an adventure, Jeff works for Vista in Lewiston while Anne works from home and keeps an eye on Salmi.
Coach truly is the best in the business!
COACH'S BUS RULES 🤙
Never compromise your integrity.
Hear both sides before judging.
Learn to disagree without being disagreeable.
Be willing to lose a battle to win the war.
Learn to recognize the inconsequential, then ignore it.
Admit your mistakes.
The smile says it all! Tracy is the sweetest member of the team. She grew up in Kamiah, Idaho and loves spending time in the outdoors. Tracy is a University of Idaho alumni who married her middle school crush, Thomas (guide bio above). They love working seasonal jobs together, whenever possible. Tracy specializes in customer service and chatting ears off. She enjoys working road crew and eating snacks with Mira and Coach. Tracy is always willing to help a homie out!
Karsten is a wonderfully friendly member of the Three Rivers team. He can be a real wild cat out on the water too!
Karsten loves nature, pottery, skiing, traveling, rafting, and funk music, He is a talented musician which translates into his style of rafting. Karsten isn't one to back away from something he sets his mind on, and his sincere approach to life is contagious. During colder months Karsten works at Schweitzer Mountain, plays gigs with his band, and enjoys living in the wilds of Idaho.
An alumni of the World Class Kayaking Academy, Ethan has traveled the world kayaking and rafting rivers, His rap sheet is a bit ridiculous. Ethan is currently studying environmental law at Western Washington University. We're beyond stoked when Ethan is around! His ability to read water will make you look at things differently, and he really brings the heat to a nice dish washing session.
Mira does it all! She takes and edits every picture, prepares the tastiest meals, and even guides when they let her!
An Idaho native who grew up just 30 miles downstream from the Lochsa. Mira worked as a Kitchen Manager for 10 years before deciding she wanted to join her partner, Hunt, out on the river. She can't believe that somehow she got lucky enough to work the rivers she grew up on.
From working behind the scenes to being on the water - Hunt is the real reason we all get to continue doing what we love. He grew up spending his summers in Lowell, Idaho and learning from the best at Three Rivers Rafting. Hunt has been rafting the Lochsa and Selway rivers since he was old enough to hold a paddle. He also might help you find a fish or two.
Cooper has been boating her whole life! Raised in Or0fino, ID and made for whitewater.
Cooper is currently studying at Blue Mountain Community College AND Eastern Oregon University, while continuing to her athletic career in volleyball and track.
Cooper is the real "mom" of the group and makes sure to keep the guides in line. She's a real Lochsa Maniac and the current holder of the Circle of Excellence Trophy.
Ray splits time between his career as a Civil Engineer and guiding for Three Rivers. He began guiding on the Lochsa River in 2000 and continues to spend his spring & summer weekends on the water whenever possible. He is an avid fisherman, backpacker, and advocate for all places wild. When not working, you can find him chasing cutthroat trout on the Selway or steelhead on the Clearwater. He is also a local history buff and enjoys sharing the rich stories associated with the Lochsa River corridor.
Thomas is a true Idaho outdoorsman! He grew up in Grangeville, Idaho and spent most of his childhood hunting, skiing, and exploring the wilds.
Fueled by BBQ Burritos and a love for nature, Thomas attended the University of Idaho and received his BA in both Forestry and Fire Ecology.
Thomas brings a certain level of "stoke" to all that he does - whether it be offshore fishing for crab and salmon, foraging for wild edibles, or rafting Idaho's finest rivers.
It all started here. Marty is a Kooskia native and built Three Rivers Rafting from the ground up. When he passed the torch to Mira and Hunt in 2018, he promised to stay on as a guide, consultant, and bus driver extraordinaire.
Marty is a Yale alumni with a degree in History. He now enjoys spending time with his family and being a High School English teacher at Kamiah High School. However, he still has a CV placard in his yard.
Aaron has been guiding in Idaho for the past 14 years. He has been with Three Rivers for the past 10 of those. Aaron and his wife, Rachel, have two little girls that rule their world. Together they make sure to get them outside every chance they get. Aaron teaches High School and loves living in Sandpoint, Idaho where he spends time fishing, skiing, hiking, and working on wooden boats.
"If better is possible, then good is not enough!"
Ryan is the reason we place shirt orders every year. He loves a good swim team or river map shirt. Ryan is a seasoned Lochsa hand, and he will gladly step up to the challenges of the river.
Ryan is very diplomatic and flexible, which makes it easy to spend time on the river with him.
An educator, teacher, student, husband, father and a great person all around, Ryan just makes the day better.
Ty has been a Three Rivers guide for over 15 years and has seen it all! Ty is a true leader and one of the best guides in the world. He could be working anywhere, and on the Lochsa he finds a home. Ty's favorite rapid is Ten Pin Alley.
When Ty isn't on the river he's a journeyman electrician and family-man who stays busy raising his two wonderful children with his wife Bre.
Yip Yip! A true river goddess who pours her everything into being a steward of the land. Sara specializes in running stout rivers, yoga salutations, and first breakfasts. She loves it when you listen to your guide because, let's face it, the guides know best! Sara loves and respects every rapid. During the winter months, Sara works Ski Patrol at Schweitzer Mountain and fixes up her caboose (tiny home).
We have a saying at TRR:
"Throw it on Gus' boat!"
Gus is an alumni of the University of Montana, where he received his BA in Forestry. He's an incredible boatman and huge team player. He'll be in your corner every time and cook you up the best darn pork loin in Idaho! Gus is the guide's elected mayor of Tent City (the guide's seasonal homestead). He may be #4 on the water, but he's #1 in our hearts! Just watch out for his alter-ego, the notorious Johnny Hotshot!
Gary has a unique and lasting relationship with the Lochsa. His sense of humor adds a feeling of security to his boat, even in the most interesting of situations. As a local, Gary is full of fun facts about the area. He is a long term Three Rivers guide and excels at training the younger generation.
Gary is a new father and a loving husband who works for the City of Moscow.
His favorite rapid is Le Monster, also know as Le Gary.
Jimie has been with Three Rivers from the beginning. You can still find him on the river if you look hard enough. He's tough on gear and equipment.
Jim is a teacher and track coach at Kamiah High School who's students and athletes fondly refer to him as Mr. E.
A devoted father and husband who enjoys fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.
Liam is a whitewater veteran and a Lead Instructor for Sierra Swiftwater Rescue on the Grand Canyon. He loves his Dory, his wife Kristen, and their dog Ash. What Liam has done with his life is truly remarkable, and there are few that could carry the weight of the river miles he has seen. He is a man of mystery and depth who enjoys boating, travelling, and hiking.
Sylas has grown up in the rafting industry and that is reflected in his attitude and his abilities on and off the river. His collective cool is something we can all learn from and practice. Sylas is an avid fisherman, hunter, photographer, and outdoors enthusiast. Raised in Salmon, Idaho and born to raft and kayak.
Joseph is our constant reminder of how blessed we are to be able to spend time on rivers at all. He has a fabulous ability to bring joy and lightness to people from all walks of life, both on and off the rivers. Joseph's ability to remain completely calm in the most intense situations will leave you wondering how he does what he does.
Natty is a teacher, father, and husband. He has a structured approach to life that ensures the task at hand will be accomplished and accomplished well. Natty has a tremendous wealth of knowledge about Idaho's outdoors and it's rich history. He has rafted rivers all over the world. Natty is also not one to shy away from a good fishing adventure.
Miles grew up kayaking with his parents in Idaho. He is a World Class Kayak Academy graduate and is a current student at Western Washington University. Miles loves snowboarding, boating, and learning to cook new things. He is very unassuming and subtle as he moves through the world. Miles' ability on the water is nothing short of stellar.
Dani is such a blast to spend the day with! From shooting pictures to working behind the scenes, Dani has done it all. An experienced Lochsa photographer who knows all the right spots for all the right water levels. Dani has been around these rivers her whole life and knows a thing or two about running a successful rafting company. Dani is the local librarian at CVES and enjoys spending time with Marty and their son Max.
Rocky is the brains behind the operation. He specializes in barking, looking cute, and chasing deer/frisbees/anything that runs from him. He always wants to be wherever the fun is and loves being out on the water. Most days though, he's nice enough to accompany Mira, as her personal assistant and road buddy.