Brian started raft guiding in 2010 in West “bygawd” Virginia. Commercially he’s guided in West Virginia, Colorado, Maine and Norway, on the New and Gauley, Royal Gorge, Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead as well as the Sjoa. Like most guides passionate about whitewater, he’s been living the nomadic lifestyle, chasing precipitation and gradient, but he insists that the Columbia Gorge is his paradise.
Brian is also an avid backpacker and maintains massive levels of stoke when he can get out in the mountains. He and his wife got married in 2017 backpacking in Eastern OR. In the winter he enjoys alpine skiing as well as being a self-described “Nor-dorker.” He’s constantly on the hunt for remote Forest Service cabins and the next big adventure. He owns two rafts, named Spare Bourbon and the Roe v. Wave.
Brian is often admired for his deep appreciation of good wit and always being one step ahead when something needs to be done, is also well known for his big voice, big heart, and ability to find the biggest piece of every wave!
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