Archive for the 'Guide Bios' Category


River Guide: Dave S

August 11th, 2011 Malina

Is Dave seriously RUNNING BACK INTO HIS BOAT??  I think he is.  The man runs on water and here I thought his main claims to fame were his competitive free-skiing videos (no really, look for him on powderwhore.com people, and prepare to be impressed) and his love of literature.  Rumor has it that his favorite play […]

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Guide Bio: Tom Canada!

September 9th, 2010 Malina

Even the barest mention of Tom makes me and Amy d burst into the “Blame Canada” song, which I don’t think he likes very much, but it’s the truth, so what can you do.  Stop me and Amy d from singing?  Shah, right!  But of course there’s more to Tom than our annoyingness.  Professional Canadian […]

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Guide Bio: Mason!

August 16th, 2010 Malina

Mason.  He of the flaming rocket tattoo.   Hoster of mid-winter, off-season (possibly off-color, but I’m just guessing) Prom Nights. Secret channeler of The King, navigator of strange inflatable animals, and latest in a long line of AO love affairs (he’s betrothed to another AO guide–oh South Fork, you mysterious mistress of romance and commitement, how […]

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Diesel Dan: River Guide

November 10th, 2009 Malina

Oh Diesel to the D-A-N.  What shall we write about you?  The story of how you got your knickname?  No no, the story about the circus is so much better.  And yet, I lack proof that the events unfolded as you say they do and thus, cannot breathe a word.  I must keep my credibility.  And […]

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Noah N: River Guide

October 22nd, 2009 Malina

Meet Mr. Nash, one of the lynch-pins of our Tuolumne River operation!  Guiding for us since…..oh lord a long time I’m not even really sure……. Noah has guided basically all of our rivers over his career with us, ran our Merced operation for a spell, and shepards the newest members of the flock at our annual […]

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Colin L: River Guide

October 9th, 2009 Malina

Where to start here with Colin?  The organic garden in a bathtub?  No, too typical.  Doesn’t set him apart.  Maybe the work with the orphanage in Nicaragua?  eh.  Again, nothing new there–so many people do that stuff.  The irrigation system powered by old bicyle parts?  yawn.   I give up.  So on with the rafting–fondly called The […]

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Lenka: Reservationist

March 2nd, 2009 Malina

Lenka is a rare bird, both exotic and practical.  She was born in the Czech Republic so she brings Eastern European flair to our Walnut Creek office–and she also keeps it in top form with her impeccable attention to detail. The woman can work wonders with Excel that would make admin assistants the world over […]

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Roxanne: Reservationist

February 5th, 2009 Malina

A few years ago Roxanne high kicked her way out of the dance studio and into the land of All-Outdoors.  Along the way were stops in Mexico, New Jersey, and a stint as a morning radio show host!  All those early mornings might explain her addiction to vanilla lattes…….Now that she’s with us, she is a key player in our […]

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Jordan: River Guide and Manager

August 8th, 2008 Malina

Some people are just content with what comes their way, happy to sit and let life float past them, instinct urging them to take the path most travelled. Take Jordan for instance. We all have to study a language in college right? He chose Arabic–for the easy A. Obviously. Or after the rafting season last […]

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Beth G: River Guide

June 26th, 2008 Malina

With a voice as big as All-Outdoors, Beth makes her presence known.  Whether she’s rockin’ the dance floor, leading a river trip, or hanging out with friends, her good humor and love of life is impossible to miss.  On the more serious side, she is equally at home in a labcoat, studying the mysteries of […]

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