Steve Welch, ARTA River Trips

Steve came to work for ARTA in 1979.

And he still hasn’t left.

Comforting, but sorta peculiar. Maybe it’s just because the job market for UC Davis German Majors hasn’t boomed yet; (even for those who graduated with Honors.) While here, Steve has contributed two amazing, river-guide-sons (who both managed to find other jobs), a hedgehog, and a nifty dish-hammock we respectfully call “The Welchie”. He also answers the phone, talks too much about stuff that doesn’t have anything to do with the river, and his wife bakes incredibly sweet things for our Tuolumne crew during the summer. All told, he’s getting close to net positive.

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