ABOUT TETON WHITEWATER

Meet Our Team

Arne Carter

Arne Carter

Arne is Teton Whitewater’s loveable manager/head honcho. Born on the banks of a mystical river, Arne loves kayaking, rafting, laughing, and singing interpretatively. Something interesting about Arne is that he’s a real Norwegian Viking, red beard & all! He is fluent in English, Chinese, and sarcasm. Arne has YEARS of experience on the river and knows it like the back of his hand, believe it or not, he has done over 2,000 runs on the Snake River.

Matt Pratt

Matt Pratt

Adventure Matt Pratt is the literal son of the river gods. Matt has graced us with another year at Teton Whitewater and has been guiding for over a decade! Matt helps manage things here at TWW and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He loves running rivers along with almost any other outdoor activity. Having spent 2 years in Argentina, he speaks fluent Spanish and loves to speak it any chance he gets!

Venmo: @Matt-Pratt-7
Instagram: @mattpratt7

Marley Pankratz

Marley Pankratz

Marley loves a good hat, a good kombucha, and a good swim in the river.

Kenzie Zenger

Kenzie Zenger

Kenzie is an experienced guide with a genuine love of the river. Nothing makes her smile more than soaking in a boat on the whitewater or floating the beautiful scenic stretch. When not rafting she can be found skiing the slopes, fiddling up a storm, or exploring the mountains. She is easily bribed with Dr. Pepper and Tacos….

 

Venmo: @McKenzieZenger
Instagram: @kenzie_zenger

Spencer Elkins

Spencer Elkins

Spencer comes alive in the mountains. He is always ready for a good time and will bring the party on and off the raft. A tall man of no tall tales, he is sure to give you a trip to remember!

Venmo: @Spelkins97

Jake Gregory

Jake Gregory

Jake adds a lot of skill and ability to TWW. He’s been a guide for a few years now, and you can tell he loves the river. If you get the pleasure of having him as a guide, you’ll notice his trips are always fun, informational, and of course, safe! Jake is from Utah and is currently studying at Utah State University.

Instagram: @greggs_17
Venmo: @Jake-Gregory-5

Rebecca Pratt

Rebecca Pratt

Becca is something of a Teton Whitewater legacy. Her big bro Matt brought her to Jackson when she was 16 and she’s been coming back almost every summer since! When she’s not on the water, she can be found reading, doodling, or demolishing her friends at Mario Kart. Whether she wows you with her river knowledge or makes you laugh with her goofy personality, your trip is sure to be a memorable one.

Venmo: @beccapratt

Zach Wright

Zach Wright

Zach started guiding canoes on the river when he was 16 then moved to guiding whitewater as an 18-year-old. He has a passion for the outdoors and loves Jackson. Zach enjoys sending it deep on his mountain bike, dirt bike, and snowboard. He is a professional fun-haver and is always ready to get out on the river. Zach spent 2 years living in Mexico, is fluent in Spanish, and has a soft spot for good Mexican food. He is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Utah Valley University.

Kenton Davis

Kenton Davis

Kenton is the world’s most skilled pilot on the Google Earth Flight Simulator and also enjoys flying his paraglider in real life. In the fall Kenton is a student at BYU and in the winter a ski instructor at Brighton Resort. He loves trying new things and has many hobbies including mountain biking, guitar, disco skating, and wakeboarding on the canals that run through his hometown of South Jordan, Utah. Kenton loves guiding, so if you’re on his boat be ready for a wild ride!

Noah Ashworth

Noah Ashworth

I’ve been trying really hard to grow facial hair… if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. 

-climbing, hiking/backpacking, playing wonder wall, u of u IS program, sunburns, being too loud-

Cash App: $NHAshworth

Carson Palmer

Carson Palmer

Carson is the second-best Google Earth Flight Simulator at Teton Whitewater. When he’s not picking up chicks on his moped, you can find him aggressively cultivating his sub-par mustache and practicing his nunchuck and computer hacking skills. Although he’s an avid outdoorsman, he fancies his indoor time by tickling the ivories and watching The Notebook. If you’re in his raft, you’re guaranteed to have the best trip of your entire life!

Venmo: @Carson-Palmer-6
Instagram: @Carsonpalmer6

Kalie Elkins

Kalie Elkins

Kalie lives for the stories. She is a world traveler with the goal to visit all seven continents. She believes experience is the best teacher and loves finding new hidden gems around the world and in her own backyard.

Venmo: @kalieelkins
Instagram: @kalie_lkins

Brad Steele

Brad Steele

Meet Brad (the B is silent), after a year as a canoe guide Brad was drafted into the big leagues here at Teton Whitewater. If you have him as your guide in a peaceful scenic float or a wild whitewater trip, you’ll learn a lot and have a blast! Even when he’s driving one of our buses you’re sure to have the best bus ride of your life.

When Brad isn’t on the river you can find him at Utah State University studying computer science. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, flow boarding, long boarding, wakeboarding, and wake surfing. If you get him to admit it, he is also an avid Minecrafter.

Venmo: @Bradsteeleo
Instagram: @Brad.steezy

Josh Mueller

Josh Mueller

Josh loves adventures. Whether it is in the sky paragliding, on the land mountain biking and rock climbing, or under the water free diving and scuba diving. Most of all, he loves guiding others and helping them have amazing adventures of their own.

Instagram: @Jsmueller15
Venmo: @Josh-Mueller-27

Tanner Zilles

Tanner Zilles

Oh, Tanner. The boy who has a fake accent. All he wants to do is be outside. Whether it’s climbing, skiing, or anything in the water he does it all. Even if he isn’t good at it. He is going to be a freshman this year at USU and likes to chatter.

Venmo: @Tanner-Hubba-Zilles

Anna Jaussi

Anna Jaussi

Anna may be small but boy, is she tough. If you ask her how much she can bench, she’ll tell you that she can bench every wave on the Snake River! Along with being a river guide she enjoys rock climbing, backpacking, skiing, or pretty much anything outside. She’s also discovered a new love for mountain biking with her husband Logan. If you’re ever on the river with her, expect an adventure like none other!

Venmo: @anna-jaussi
Instagram: @anna.jaussi

Logan Jaussi

Logan Jaussi

Logan sure is a swell guy. When he’s not on the river, he can be found mountain biking and spending time with his wife Anna. Wherever he is, Logan is always down for a good time.

Venmo: @Logan-Jaussi

 

Nathan Wasden

Nathan Wasden

Wazzzzzzzzup. This is Waz and he likes to party. He loves to be on the river, skiing, climbing and is the best crab fisherman at Teton Whitewater. In the fall Waz is a student at BYU-Idaho studying recreational management. He loves meeting new people from all over and guiding them down the river. Waz can guarantee you will have the time of your life whether it’s on the peaceful scenic trip or the wild whitewater trip.

Instagram: @nathan_wasden
Venmo: @Nathan-Wasden

Alexandra Donnici

Alexandra Donnici

Allie was born and raised in Colorado and currently goes to school at Washington State University (Go Cougs!). She is studying criminal justice and sociology with plans to go into legislative work. She loves anything active, would do nearly anything to say hi to your dog, and is always looking for a new pad thai place to try. But seriously… please introduce her to your pup.

Instagram: @akdonnici
Venmo: @akdonnici

Ethan Ruppenthal

Ethan Ruppenthal

Born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, Ethan is always looking for the next thrill. Whether it be on the river, in the mountains, or playing some sport, he is always going to have a good time trying something new. Currently studying Healthcare administration at BYU-Idaho, he hopes to be working in a hospital someday. He dreams of the day that he can get a tan. Is this the summer for him?

Instagram: @ethanruppenthal
Venmo: Ethan-Ruppenthal-1

 

Ysabel Hanamaikai

Ysabel Hanamaikai

Meet Ysabel. When she is not in Wyoming or Idaho she is pursuing a career in cosmetology. So if you need a haircut after the river she’s the girl to call.

Instagram: ysabel.hanamaikai
Venmo: Ysabel – Hanamaikai
Cash app: $YsabelHanamaikai

Harlan Otto

Harlan Otto

Harlan is a school bus driver. He loves riding bikes, building wood projects, & being outdoors in the mountains. He’s very dedicated and is determined to get you to your river trip safely!

Corbin Stapley

Corbin Stapley

Corbin loves working in Jackson, taking photos, and spending time at the gym. He’s passionate about health and the outdoors which makes him a great fit here at TWW.

Skyler Martin

Skyler Martin

When Skyler isn’t guiding on the river, you might find him wandering through the bushes of the riverbank in search of the perfect angle for a photo. He runs our social media and has a great time capturing what our trips have to offer. Skyler is studying journalism and mass media at the University of Idaho and hopes to be a documentary filmmaker one day. Skyler is also married to Marley, our office manager.

 

Join Our Team!

Applying to Teton Whitewater is easy. We offer a variety of positions from working as a guide, to working in our office, or as a driver, etc. Send an email to manager@tetonwhitewater.com and tell us about yourself (kind of like a cover letter. Also, be sure to attach your resume along with any character references. We start accepting applications in December, then by February or March (at the latest) we usually have all of our positions filled. We do most of our training and certifications in-house, but the more experience and certs you have the better! Good luck!

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Rafting is our passion, & you’re invited to join us in exploring this incredible area!

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