I am a 5th generation Native Taosena y Chacowa. My family is of Comanche, Aztec, Spanish and Navajo decent and we have resided in Llano Quemado for over 300 years.
I river guide because it’s important to me to keep close to the land of my ancestors, to teach our visitors of it’s historical/geological significance, and what it represents to locals and wildlife alike.
I am a 5th season river guide and I don’t see myself spending my summers any other way for the foreseeable future:) I Iearned how to guide on the Rio Grande, and of all the rivers I have been on my best stories come from my 21 day river trip on the Grand Canyon in 2017.
When I’m off the river I’m a full time trainer and own my own wellness practice The Body Shop, LLC. I specialize in group fitness, and dance. By night and in weekends I am a professional Bellydance & Flemanco performer. I am the mother of 2 cats (Remie & Rio) and a 5 month old puppy (Ozzy Pawsborne) My favorite food is Tacos, my favorite band is Pantera, and my favorite way to show people my home is on a raft.
What do you like most about guiding? The adventure, the views and team building element.
Favorite river and why: Grand Canyon- “Lava Falls” I thought I was going to die. Came back home with a different view on life.
Favorite river-related story: Rafted naked with my entire crew down a class nine on the Colorado.
What are your other hobbies, interests, or passions and why are they important to you? I train over 200 people in my community, dance with a magical levitating wand, and I’m interested in living off grid.
What type of certifications do you have, degrees, etc.? CPR & First Aid, Pole Dance level 1-4, Kickboxing, Pilates, MMA Combat Fitness, Bellydance, former trucker Class A CDL