Courtney’s 3rd and 4th favorite things are well made sandwiches and strong cups of coffee, only to be preceded by whitewater and wild things. She’s an especially happy camper when all 4 of her favorite things can be combined.
When she’s not enjoying a good snack in the back of her raft, she is typically attributing successful navigation of rapids to the magic wand that she insists is being carried inside her guide stick, conjuring up creative stories about how the west was won, or trying to get everyone else to also eat snacks.
Courtney has lived in many places, but claims the Lake Tahoe area as her home base. She took a week off of work in 2008 to attend guide school for her college’s outdoor program, and found that it was the most influential decision that she’s made thus far in her life. She immediately quit her job to spend as much time as possible chasing snow melt and sunshine. She started guiding on the forks of the American River in California, and while those rivers hold a very special place in her heart, she followed the call of adventure to spend some time on the Rio Pacuare in Costa Rica, navigating some record setting high water in Colorado, and playing in very big waves in very small boats while in West Virginia.
She spent a good portion of her childhood in the PNW and is very excited to be back again. If her memories hold correct, there are lots of dinosaurs that live in people’s front yards here and she can’t wait to find one. Gold stars will be awarded to any sightings while in her boat.
Courtney is our resident blogger, cartwheel advocate, and can be found chatting on the phones in the office, out finding fun things to write about, and enthusiastically teaching people how to stay in the raft. Check out her library of Wet Planet blogs!
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