Not just river guides, ARTA guides

All in the family – We live under the same roof (stars), cook in the same kitchen (campfire), share the same vehicle (truck) and know a lot more about each other than we probably should (secrets) so it is only natural that we think of each other as family. Our family-style business that began in 1963 has evolved into a modern-family-style business of the 21st century. Last year, we had four children of former ARTA guides and multiple sets of siblings working for us along with the 40 or so other guides who are often mistaken for brothers and sisters because of the way they get along.

The result is an atmosphere that is warm, wholesome, congenial and congenital.

Welcome to our family, we look forward to meeting you!

Xander Guldman - ARTA River Trips Whitewater Rafting Guide

Xander Guldman

Xander’s life has been going downhill since he was five. That’s when...
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Isabelle Guthrie is a Whitewater Rafting Guide for ARTA River Trips

Isabelle Guthrie

Isabelle got in line twice when they were handing out kindheartedness. And she double-dipped on warmth. And she completely ...
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Emma Glatte - ARTA River Trips Whitewater Rafting Guide

Emma Glatte

IN HER OWN WORDS: I was born in the riparian zone, and was only able to eat salmon I caught with my bare hands from the age of six...
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Cortni Haislet - ARTA River Trips Whitewater Rafting Guide

Cortni Haislet

Even at 17, when she started to work for us, Cortni was a throw-back. She is a 1960’s, tie-dye, flower-in-her-hair...
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Casey Mathews, river guide for ARTA River Trips

Casey Mathews

When Casey was a little kid, she spent her time watching Animal Planet, reading National Geographic, and bringing home handfuls of critters...
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Scotty Ewen - river guide for ARTA River Trips

Scotty Ewen

Is "Midwestern Dude" an oxymoron? Scotty was born and raised in Minnesota but ...
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Tom Freer is a Whitewater Rafting Guide for ARTA River Trips

Tom Freer

He was, and always will be, a U.S. Marine. He has served as an Infantry Platoon Commander, a United Nations Liaison Officer...
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Camille Kintzele, river guide for ARTA River Trips

Camille Kintzele

Camille was all set to go on her first whitewater rafting trip in middle school and then backed out at the last minute. Cold feet about wet feet...
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Peter Reuben, River Guide - ARTA River Trips

Peter Reuben

Peter is next in the long, storied line of ARTA’s spiritual caretakers, the philosophical guide for all ARTA guides...
 
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Jordan Freer - ARTA River Trips Whitewater Rafting Guide

Jordan Freer

If anyone kept track of the number of days on the water as a percentage of one’s life, Jordan would be...
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Isaac Ingram is a Whitewater Rafting Guide for ARTA River Trips

Isaac Ingram

Isaac's inspiration for learning to speak Spanish came from his great-grandfather, an immigrant who...
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Mia McDonald is a whitewater guide for ARTA River Trips in Oregon

Mia McDonald

We worry about guides who know exactly what they want to do with their lives. We’re not worried about Mia...
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Hanna Woods, river guide on the Green and Yampa Rivers for ARTA River Trips

Hanna Woods

Hanna’s secret ambition is to be on Survivor; to weave her natural physical fitness and her supernatural interpersonal skills...
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Makayla Hoyt - River Guide for ARTA River Trips

Makayla Hoyt

Makayla’s favorite thing to do while she was growing up (and her parents were guiding for us) was to jump off of a stack of inflated rafts at the warehouse or...
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Cole Sornborger is a Whitewater Rafting Guide for ARTA River Trips

Cole Sornborger

Cole was just an average, baseball-playing, public-pool-lifeguarding, horse-tending, farm boy until...
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Emily Pearlman is a Whitewater Rafting Guide for ARTA River Trips

Emily Pearlman

It’s not good to anthropomorphize rivers, but if it was, we’d talk about how the Rogue and Emily could be twin sisters...
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Tess McEnroe is a Whitewater Rafting Guide for ARTA River Trips

Tess McEnroe

Tess still gets goose bumps (and a little choked up) when she pulls into Blackadar Camp on the Main Salmon and remembers...
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Billie Prosser - ARTA River Trips Whitewater Rafting Guide

Billie Prosser

Billie tells us that when she is too old to row rafts, she is going to become one of those crazy cat ladies...
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Vladimir Kovalik is a whitewater rafting river guide on the Salmon River for ARTA River Trips

Vladimir 'VK' Kovalik

In an age of second-generation river guides, VK is third-generation (his grandfather pioneered the sport...
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Chloe Hawkey is a Whitewater Rafting Guide for ARTA River Trips

Dawn Canapary

One of Dawn’s career goals is to be a Llama Wrangler. That would be unusual, except that in the Why-Not-World-of-Dawn, it makes perfect sense....
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Niko Loznak, River Guide - ARTA River Trips

Niko Loznak

Niko works hard, smiles a lot, cares about the right things, and doesn’t talk about himself very much.
 
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Nolan Verga - ARTA River Trips Whitewater Rafting Guide

Nolan

Every circle of people has its one-name icon; that singular star who needs no further introduction. Pelé, Bono, Shakira, Elmo, Nolan...
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Eva Bol, river guide for ARTA River Trips

Eva Bol

Eva’s not in a hurry to grow up – or at least not in a hurry to leave her childhood behind...
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JP Aro - ARTA River Trips Whitewater Rafting Guide

JP Aro

We don’t know what JP stands for. We know he’s a student at George Washington University (Jobless Person?) and we know...
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The ARTA Board

The ARTA Board

The ARTA Board helps guide ARTA in the art of the long-term planning and decision making.  They meet twice a year.

Stella Robinson - River guide for ARTA River Trips #3

Stella Robinson

When your parents are river guides and own a house near the river, you’re bound to run into a few characters growing up....
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Emily Pearlman is a Whitewater Rafting Guide for ARTA River Trips

Austin Charvet

Austin grew up in the lush Pacific Northwest on Bainbridge Island, Washington where...
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