The 'Staff Bios' Category Archive

Reese – River Guide

Reese has been guiding on California rivers since 2017. She mainly guides on the Middle Fork American and loves to immerse her guests in the process of a rafting trip. When she is not on the water she spends her time on the ski slopes or in the kitchen.

  Published February 24th, 2023

Noah N: River Guide

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 […]

  Published October 22nd, 2009

Colin L: River Guide

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 […]

  Published October 9th, 2009

Lenka: Reservationist

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. […]

  Published March 2nd, 2009

Beth G: River Guide

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 […]

  Published June 26th, 2008

Joe M: River Guide and Manager

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 […]

  Published May 22nd, 2008

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 home state of Illinois and […]

  Published February 6th, 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

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