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John Seiner
John has worked the rivers of New Mexico since 1999. He is a Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Wilderness First Responder, CPR/First Aid instructor, and avid outdoorsman. John attended the New Zealand Rafting Association advanced river rescue workshop. Over the past ten years, he has guided hiking, biking, and rafting trips throughout northern New Mexico.

John Seiner
Michael Davis

Michael Davis
Michael began rafting in Santa Fe in 1998. He has guided on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama for Kokopelli Rafting, as well as on other rivers and for other outfitters in the southwest. Mike is a trained Wilderness First Responder and Swiftwater Rescue Technician.

 

Jeff Harris
Jeff Harris joined Kokopelli Rafting and Santa Fe Adventure Tours in the high water season of 2005. He is a student at Colorado's Fort Lewis College and spends his free times exploring the mountains and rivers of the southwest.

Jeff Hariss
Kathleen Murphy

Kathleen Murphy
Kathleen joined Kokopelli Rafting and Santa Fe Adventure Tours in 2004 and has brought years of experience to our team. Kathleen is a former environmental educator, a long-time Santa Fe, New Mexico resident, and a logistical genius. With current First-Aid and CPR certificates, she's ready for anything.

Justin Bobb
Justin was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an avid outdoorsman, caver, a geology graduate of Colorado's Ft Lewis University, and a member of the Taos Ski Patrol. Justin is a Swiftwater Rescue Technician and knowledgable river guide. Raft White Rock Canyon with him, and his local knowledge can really enhance your experience.
Justin Bobb
Clayton Sneider

 

Clayton Sneider
Clayton is a New Mexico resident and has been a professional river guide since 2000. He spent most of his rafting career guiding class III and class IV rivers in the Pacific Northwest before joining us for the 2005 season. He has brought years of experience to our team.

 

 

Elisha McArthur
Elisha began her guiding career on the Rio Grande in 1999, and has since worked rivers in Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, and Scotland. She has an insatiable Love for rivers and is passionate about what she does! Elisha is also a professional musician, and Mom to one adventurous little girl named Charlotte.
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Elisha McArthur
Jake Clemens

 

 

Jake Clemens
Jake loves water and was a surfing and windsurfing instructor before he began rafting in 2006. He is a professional fly-fishing guide and Emergency Medical Technician. When his beloved water is frozen, Jake works as a patroller at the Santa Fe Ski Area.

 

 

Kieran Sullivan
When Kieran began with Kokopelli Rafting in 2007, he took to the water like a Hooded Merganser. Now, he continues to refine his natural abilities on every trip. Kieran also plays the violin.

Kieran Sullivan
Devon Parson

 

 

Devon Parson
Devon is a banjo-picker and graduate of Fort Lewis College. In 2007, he completed a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail and started guiding at Kokopelli. He loves the mountains...and the rivers that trickle from their summits.

 

 

Kelly Bulkley
Kelly loves rafting with her dog, Duke. She also enjoys training and riding horses, taking long hikes in the mountains she loves, and photography. A graduate of Fort Lewis College, Kelly began rafting with Kokopelli in 2007.

Kelley Bulkley
Joshua Lee

 

 

Joshua Lee
Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Josh joined our team in 2007. He is a Wilderness First Responder with Swiftwater training. His winters are spent as a ski instructor at the Santa Fe Ski Area. Boating has taken Josh down various southwestern rivers including the Colorado, San Juan, Rio Grande, Rio Chama, Arkansas and Animas.

 

 

Victoria (Tori – THE SHOW) Simmons

Tori has spent time living in Upstate New York and California, and after graduating with a B.A. in Government from Hamilton College in 2009, Tori headed west and joined the Kokopelli team. When she’s not out on the river, Tori can be found in the office making sure our headquarters run like a well oiled machine. She also works with Ski Patrol at Ski Santa Fe in the winter, and is a talented sculptor and stone worker. Some of her most memorable rafting trips include Cataract Canyon, the San Juan River, and the Salmon River, but her favorite trip to guide is the Rio Chama.

 

 

 

 

Keith Mortensen
Keith has been guiding rafts throughout the western states and in Costa Rica since 2003. He has Rescue and IRIA Swiftwater training and is an avid kayaker, mountain biker, and motocross rider. Anything that gets Keith into the wilderness makes him happy.

Keith Mortensen

Antje (Hoops) Thiessen

Antje joins us all the way from Jesteburg, Germany, and her many talents include hoola-hooping, playing the ukulele, practicing Jui Jitsu, and having one of the friendliest smiles on the Rio Grande. Years of tubing experience on the Nantahala and Haw River in North Carolina have prepared Antje for the wild waters out west. Before moving to Santa Fe, Antje lived and worked in Canada and North Carolina. Antje earned a B.A. in Linguistics from UC San Diego in 2003, and a M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005

 

 

 

Randy Lahr
Randy has been guiding on the Rio Grande and Rio Chama since 1998. He also guides on the class V Upper Gauley River of West Virginia in the fall. When he's not on the water, Randy works as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Randy Lahr

Avery Young

A graduate of George Washington University, Avery Young is an experienced raft guide as well as an avid skier and hiker. She loves animals, joking around with guests, and a good splash fight on the water. Avery may look little, but she’s one scrappy gal! Her favorite might be the Racecourse on the Rio Grande, but Avery loves the incredible views on the Upper Rio Chama.

 

Ed Fordham

Ed has been part of the Kokopelli crew since 2009 and while we may only get him for a few days at a time he is well worth the wait. When Ed’s not powering through rapids he works as a professional welder. Another New Mexico native, Ed likes to mountain bike and eat green chile. And he’s hands down the friendliest guy around!

 

 




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