My name is Jesse! 2019 will be my 9th season guiding whitewater around the country and my 5th season in New Mexico! Let's go rafting!
I love anything outside! I especially like R-1’ing, which is solo rafting, usually in a very small raft. It’s a neat way to explore creeks and waterfalls! I also love hiking and climbing, and am in the process of trying to summit all the mountains in Colorado that are over 14,000ft tall. In the winter, I ski a lot and teach skiing at the Taos Ski Valley!
River Guide: since 2011
Kokopelli Guide: since 2015
Favorite Color: Agua
Favorite Charity: Red Cross
What I like most about rafting is:
Favorite river and why: I love the rivers of NOrthern New Mexico! Tha Taos Box is one of the best day trips in the country! The Gauley River in West Virginia, where I guide in the Fall, is also really fun! It’s called the Beast of the East, and the rapids are huge!
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Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, B.S> Outdoor Education from Prescott University, Level 1 Ski Instructor
Hobbies: Rafting with the river Sharks, R-1 first descents, competitive raft-racing, skiing, hiking, climbing, playing Chess while manoeuvring the rapids