The 'Guide Bios' Category Archive

Kevin Elardi: River Guide and Manager

The problem with writing a bio for Kevin here is that were he to do it himself it would be much  funnier. But in addition to making you laugh, he can also clean an underground oil tank. Life started looking […]

  Published February 10th, 2006

Sammy Russo: Guide and Webmaster

Sammy came to us by a unique path. After starting off in culinary school and finally getting his B.S in Outdoor Recreation (1999) from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he gave us a call from his homestate of Illinois and moved […]

  Published February 6th, 2006

Hunter Donaldson: River Guide

Hunter is the genealogist of All-Outdoors. Have a complex question about your Grannie’s 2nd cousin twice removed? Hunter will clear it up in a jiffy. We realized he had this unique talent when he first started working for us and […]

  Published February 4th, 2006

Mark Reiner: River Guide and Photographer

CAN: Spin a yarn (words, not merino), play the digiridoo, organize an adventure film festival, take you to Baja with a bunch of sea kayaks, and take Truly Beautiful photographs. You know how sometimes you think cool photos are just dumb […]

  Published January 27th, 2006

Claudette Van Gordon: WC office manager

You know the saying that behind every great man (or in this case, company,) there’s a great woman? Exhibit A: Claudette, the Grande Dame of the Walnut Creek office. Much like Duct Tape, she can pretty much do it all. […]

  Published January 18th, 2006

Scott Armstrong: Owner

Left: Scott A, leading by example Scott, our fearless leader, was basically born with a silver paddle in his mouth and was weaned on the banks of California’s rivers. AO’s history is Scott’s history too. If Scott is your guide […]

  Published January 16th, 2006

The Walker Brothers: River Guides and Managers

Above: Grand Canyon trip 2002. L-R: Adam, Tommy, and Danny. With their custom-welded roof racks, hand-sewn leather bags, and endless wood-working projects, Adam and Danny together are a small dynasty of good ol’ fashioned Yankee ingenuity. Plus, they cook up […]

  Published January 16th, 2006

George, Gregg, and Laura Armstrong: Founder, Owner, Guide

George is our founding father–AO has been the official family business since 1962. Although he handles a lot of paperwork and behind-the-scenes stuff, George still guides a few trips every summer and keeps everyone driving the speed limit and double […]

  Published January 10th, 2006

Amy diVittorio: River Guide and Manager

Quick to laugh, jump in the fray, lend an ear and answer the phone in Spanish, Professora diVittorio matches guides with trips, trips with boats, boats with guests, guests with busses, and busses with someone to drive them. Then she […]

  Published January 4th, 2006

Stuart Hornsby: River guide and Manager

How many people do you know that can drive a tractor, plant daffodils, pair wine with food and guide rivers with the best of them? Oh–and design t-shirts and gardens, plan events and parking lots, draft plans, and be continually […]

  Published January 1st, 2006

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