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Lynsey: River Guide and Manager

June 16th, 2008 Malina

Oh Lynsey, maker of crocheted skirts, owner of a vintage sewing machine, and …….. power tool queen?   I defy you to find another girl like this–river guide, class B driver, and maker of homemade curtains.  Apparently the Home Economics Dept was right next to the Machine shop at her high school.   Lynsey hails from South Dakota, and brings […]

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Joe M: River Guide and Manager

May 22nd, 2008 Malina

Joe came to All-Outdoors from the snowy slopes of Colorado ski resorts. Apparently he wanted to get a tan after all that time in a parka……Whatever the reason, he joined us a few years ago and pretty much became indispensable from Day One. He keeps the troops in order by day as he manages our […]

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Tessa S: River Guide

October 15th, 2007 Malina

Like the best spies and undercover agents, Tessa isn’t quite what she seems. Under her ready smile and fun-loving personality she hides many talents. She can cook up a fabulous fillet of Salmon, crochet a hat, guide gnarly whitewater, and, when TSibbs subs, handle a roomful of rebellious teenagers with aplomb. Not only that, she […]

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Angi M: River Guide

August 25th, 2006 Malina

Described by guests as “fabulous” and “undeniably kryptonic,” Angi is indeed one of the SuperStars–the Super Women one might say–of All-Outdoors. She walked into our office (and hearts, awwww…….) in 2005 and immediately became a member of the family. With this outpouring o’ love she’ll need her own fan club soon. When she’s not inspiring […]

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Pam “Mama Bear” A: River Guide

March 23rd, 2006 Malina

You know Pamela is back in town when a carton of farm-fresh eggs appears in the guide fridge and the smell of fried over-easies wafts about in the morning air. Maybe this commitment to morning nutrition is a way to balance the adventure of Winters spent in Fiji, excursions to Burning Man and summers spent […]

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Naomi Donovan: River Guide

March 10th, 2006 Malina

Naomi was raised on river rafting and began learning to guide from her dad as a kid. Even with this pedigree, however, her first year at AO wasn’t very auspicious, starting with her living under a bush at a local campground as it did. But she has since graduated to a real-life platform (and even […]

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Matt Nooney-Nunes: River Guide and Manager

March 8th, 2006 Malina

After graduating from Vasser at the tender age of 14, Nunes became the youngest ivy-leaguer in over fifty years. He made an excellent living on Wall Street, retiring at a mere 25. His life then took an unexpected turn: he had it all—money, fast cars, women. But there was a void, an emptiness. As Matt […]

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Robyn: river guide

February 22nd, 2006 Malina

The first thing to know about Robyn is that she is so much more than a UCLA sorority girl. No, she can also argue domestic policy and foreign affairs, play a mean game o’ water polo, crank out the tunes on her piano, and run a rapid or two. Robyn has been guiding for AO […]

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Adam “Freebird/TheAdamFreemanMovie” Freeman: Guide

February 17th, 2006 Malina

Freeman has a bright love for livin’ and a passion for life on the river. He spends his winters on the ski slopes and migrates to California’s river banks when the snow melts. Freeman spreads good vibes among his fellow guides by providing groovin’ melodies in the kitchen and carrying Oscar, the beloved–and now deceased–portable […]

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Brad “Riles/Two-Tone/Feathers” Riley: River Guide

February 14th, 2006 Malina

Can: Make it snow in sunny L.A, DJ at your wedding, fold shirts into the neatest squares you ever seen, make a Conistoga Wagon out of his pickup for Burning Man, exfoliate his feet with river sand, and guide class V whitewater. People, this man has talent! Cannot: Look unkempt. No it’s true! We have […]

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