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Arwen was born in Arkansas, but being part of a military family, she never stayed in one place long. Arwen’s family moved to Oregon in the 90’s. Arwen finished school at Colorado State University with a degree in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism. She returned to Oregon for an internship, and has worked about every job there is! She has worked at a vineyard/event facility, as a referral coordinator at a medical clinic, a Tasting Room Manager, a property caretaker and many customer service jobs, and even started her own canning business!

Arwen married her husband Dave in her 20’s and raised two beautiful children in the Willamette Valley, just west of Salem, Oregon. When their youngest left the nest Arwen and Dave decided to sell just about everything. They bought a travel trailer and made that their new home on wheels.

Arwen and Dave love the outdoors, and you can often find them hiking, rafting, snorkeling, cross country skiing, camping or enjoying a beer or glass or wine with friends. Arwen also loves reading, puzzles, paddle boarding, smelling Ponderosa trees, hanging out on the beach, spending time with family, and dreaming up and organizing their next adventures. Recently, their daughter had a baby boy, so Arwen is really enjoying being “Oma.”

In 2018, Arwen shifted gears and decided to move into the seasonal work life style. But before that launch into seasonal work, she and her husband traveled the world for about 1 year and visited 11 countries in 3 continents from Asia (Thailand/Japan), Europe (Portugal, France, etc.) to Africa (South Africa/Zambia). One of their favorite adventures was rafting the Zambezi River in Zambia.

As their love for whitewater grew, the fleet of gear grew too. Arwen and Dave have both done many multi day river trips in Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, California and Washington. They look forward to more adventures on water and land!

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You can find Arwen in Idaho planning menus & grocery shopping for the Owyhee River and Salmon River multi-day trips, helping out around the Wet Planet base, or coordinating trips from the reservations office. Make sure to thank her after you’re wow’ed by the delicious multi-day meals!