Our Guides

Experienced and friendly, the typical Lewis & Clark river guide has spent many years guiding rafts. Most are year-round outdoor professionals with a wide variety of training. Our guides share their knowledge of natural and human history in an entertaining way.

We take pride in our ability to relate to all people, and emphasize a caring approach to families. Because we’re a small company, we can be selective in hiring our guides. Their experience translates into the most thrilling whitewater trips in the area and fantastic experiences for all on our scenic float trips.

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Name: Clare Stumpf

Nickname: Air Clare, Clare Bear, C-dawg

Hometown: Oakland, CA

College/University/Major: University of Rochester- Psychology/Philosophy

University of Colorado- Masters of Environmental Policy

What brought you to Jackson? Mountains, wolverines, the whole Moose thing

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 5 years

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? 6

What other activities are you involved in? Pickling various vegetables, ascending large pieces of granite, groovin’ to bluegrass and funk, telling stellar jokes

Life Motto: Hydrate or Die-drate

Favorite Quote: “How deep is the river here?”

Anything that defines you: Living in a van in the general vicinity of the river

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Name: Collin Schauerman

Nickname: Border Collie

Hometown: Smoot, WY

College/University/Major: Denver Baptist Bible College-BA in Astronomy

What brought you to Jackson? Surfing and Wolves

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 5 years

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? 4

What other activities are you involved in? RHOC watcher, eating tide-pods, and noodling catfish

Life Motto: Never turn down a free plane ticket

Favorite Quote: “Dance like no one is watching.”

Anything that defines you: My love for snowshoeing, spa days, and flower presses

 

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Name: Joe Smith

Nickname: Camoté

Hometown: Lancaster, MA

College/University/Major: UMass Amherst- Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation

What brought you to Jackson? The Wild Yonder

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 10 years

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? 5

What other activities are you involved in? Listening to the wind and watching the sun rise

Life Motto: Have a good time all the time

Favorite Quote: “BEST DAY EVER!”

Anything that defines you: I have the best j-stroke at Lewis and Clark

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Name: Jess Tuchschererer

Nickname: Ol’ Man River

Hometown: Little America, WY

College/University/Major: University of Montana-MA English Literature and Bakery Science

What brought you to Jackson? Hitchhiking

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 50 Years

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? 5

What other activities are you involved in? teaching English at Jackson Hole High School, yodeling, power lifting, ant farms

Life Motto: Tina, you fat lard. Come get some dinner.

Favorite Quote: “Nihilist, huh? At least it’s an ethos.”

Anything that defines you: My spirit animal is an otter

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Name: Luke Ledwell

Nickname: Lil-Lukey

Hometown: Charlemont, MA

College/University/Major: UMass Amherst-Civil Engineering

What brought you to Jackson? Ran away from the desk job to follow my river dreams

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 13 years

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? 7

What other activities are you involved in? More river time, minivan livin’

Life Motto: “Spirit of the river”

Favorite Quote: “Yeah buddy!” -Me

Anything that defines you: I wanna run rivers foreva and just be the cool uncle

Name: Riley Clement

Nickname: Rye Bread

Hometown: Banger, Maine

College: University of Wyoming – Environmental Geography

What brought you to Jackson? All the Thai restaurants

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 100 years

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? 1

What other activities are you involved in? Jackalope hunting, soap carving, and haiku writing

Life Motto: Rock me mama like a wagon wheel

Favorite Quote: “Figure out who you are and do it on purpose” – Dolly Parton

Anything that defines you: My Harry Potter house is Hufflepuff

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Name: Stephen Mulherin

Nickname: Stove

Hometown: Wrightsville Beach, NC

College/University/Major: UNC Chapel Hill- Mathematics/Computer Science

What brought you to Jackson? The mountaineering scene

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 4ever

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? 4

What other activities are you involved in? Running

Life Motto: Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Favorite Quote: “That’s what fun feels like.”

Anything that defines you: Being aggressive

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Name: Orion Hatch

Nickname: Red Dawg

Hometown: Party Town, USA

College/University/Major: UMass Amherst 2017-Hydrogeology

What brought you to Jackson? A Volkswagen Passat

How long have you been guiding whitewater? At least a couple of days

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? 3

What other activities are you involved in? Underwater penmanship, general debauchery, candle-lit dinners

Life Motto: Don’t live your life based on mottos

Favorite Quote: “No.” -Rosa Parks

Anything that defines you: I’m the 2000-2001 Jr. International Karaoke Champion of Massachusetts

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Name: Otis

Nickname: Odie, Shop Dawg

Hometown: JHOLE

College/University/Major: L&C School of Good Doggos

What brought you to Jackson? My Mommy

How long have you been guiding whitewater? I have a life jacket

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? Woof

What other activities are you involved in? Hiking, eating grass, playing with my cat brother Wally, following my mom everywhere

Life Motto: Where’s Mom?

Favorite Quote: “Such a good boy, Otis!”

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Name: Parker Serrano

Nickname: P Diddy

Hometown: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

College & Major: The University of Utah – Entrepreneurship

What brought you to Jackson? Paragliding and the viewz

How long have you been guiding whitewater? 3 years

How many seasons have you been guiding on the Snake? It’s my first season and I am stoked

What other activities are you involved in? Climbing and writing love letters

Life Motto: Have courage and be kind

Favorite Quote: “That’s a bold strategy, Cotton”

Anything that defines you: Sharing the stoke.