Meet The Guides!
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.
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Landon is a man of adventure! He’s a world class free diver and has spent several months swimming and diving in the Cayman Islands. He also has a love for Kayaking, Rock climbing, and photography. Landon is a veteran guide and runs the river like a pro. He has also spent time living in Paraguay so say hello to him in Spanish when you see him!
Joe is our rock star kayaker. He has spent most of the last several years on rivers kayaking and raft guiding. Joe is our best safety boater and is incredibly reliable in all aspects of the river. He is studying to be an engineer at Utah State University. Ask Joe about the many rivers and rapids he has run over the years, or how he is more evolutionarily developed than the rest of us! He also lived in Mexico for a while and is another one of our Spanish speakers.
Micah Marcy is one "rock" of a guide, and I'm not just talking about his abs of steel! Micah is studying geology at BYU-Idaho and so any trip with Micah is sure to be educational! Ask him about the local mountains, valleys, rocks, and how they were all formed. Micah is one of our most educated guides with a passion for the outdoors that knows no comparison!
Not only is Skyler an excellent guide, he has the best mustache Teton Whitewater has to offer. Skyler is also married to Marley our office manager. When Skyler isn’t guiding on the river you might find him wondering through the bushes of the river bank 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.
Baden Ballard, formally known as "Blizzy B" is definately Teton Whitewater's best rock climber! If Baden isn't out on the water with you just take a look around at the surrounding river cliffs and you might just see him climbing up a wall or hanging from a near by precipice! Climbing is where Baden get's all his strength for river running, and he's probably one of the strongest guides we have! When you see him, don't be deceived, Baden is living proof that the best gifts/guides come in small packages. Baden graduated from BYU-Idaho in Business, and even owns his own Hammock company! Be sure to ask him about all the climbs he's done as well as how to properly pronounce "Snook". Put simply, Baden is relatable and quite possibly the kindest guy you'll meet. If you're on his boat you wont regret it.
The Perks are the coolest couple on the river. These two newlyweds are lucky enough to call Jackson hole their first home together. When they’re not working on the river you might find the two fishing or eating pizza. They are both studying at Utah State University, Kason is studying accounting and Mady is studying elementary education with a dream to be a kindergarten teacher.
If you can’t already tell by this photo, Zeus has a very energetic personality! If you’re around him you can’t help but be excited, His favorite part about guiding at Teton Whitewater is entertaining those in his boat. When Zeus isn’t taming the snake river and summoning lighting in his toga, He is studying accounting at Utah State University.
Kenton is the worlds 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 wake boarding on the canals that run through his home town of South Jordan Utah. Kenton loves guiding so if you’re on his boat be ready for wild ride!
Blair is an avid outdoorsman, when he’s not working you’ll find him rippin up the trails on a bike. In the off season Blair attends Utah state, and hits the ski slopes. He spent a few years down in Argentina and is fluent in a Spanish dialect called castellano.
Adventure Matt Pratt is the literal son of the river Gods. He is the reason that the Snake River is safe for families all over. Matt has graced us with another year at Teton Whitewater and has been guiding for over a decade! When Matt's not running things here at TWW he is finishing up his bachelors degree in accounting along with running any off-season operations. He loves running rivers along with almost any other outdoor activity. Having spent 2 years in Argentina he speaks fluent Spanish and loves to talk any chance he gets!
Marley is Teton Whitewater's beloved office manager! She's married to one of our guides, Skyler Martin. Marley is studying recreation management so she fits right in here at TWW. She has dreams of one day becoming a superintendent over one of America's great National Parks! Marley lives in Idaho when she's not here, but has moved at least TWENTY TWO times, so be sure to ask her about all the places she's lived!
Maddie spent a couple years in Argentina, so you can add her to our Spanish speaking list. She loves the river and being outside, if you sneak up on her you might catch her doodling some mountains, the sky, some birds, cutting her hair underneath the light of a full moon, or maybe just eating an entire tub of ice cream by herself. Maddie is studying rec therapy at BYU-Idaho, so she’s guaranteed to give you an unforgettable trip!
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.
Sam is one of the best kept secrets of Teton Whitewater! Behind that shy outer shell is a fun spontaneous rapid loving guy that always comes out once he get's behind those oars! He actually loves talking to people and working hard to make your trip the most fun of all! Sam is studying nursing at BYU-Idaho which is fitting because he cares about everyone he meets.
The real reason Spencer is still single is because his first love was the Snake River, and no one can measure up to that. Guiding since he was 16, Spencer developed a true connection with the river. Some say the river even whispers to him. It hints towards the best spots to hit the waves which guarantees an amazing time! Spencer has lived in Wisconsin throughout most of his life, however more recently, he lived for a couple years in Argentina and learned how to speak Spanish with a legit Castilian accent. He is currently studying at BYU-Idaho and loves to kayak, canoe, play lacrosse, listen to music, and do basically anything else that is fun. Whenever you get the chance, make sure you ask him about the best kinds of cheeses out there, he’ll be sure to tell you. (BTW, have you ever tried chocolate or even maple cheese?) ￼
Heather & Easton Christensen
The Snake River is a magical place. Just ask your guides, Easton and Heather!
After meeting on these waters many moons ago, star-gazed and smitten, they recently married and are back for more rapid adventures.
You’ll always be able to recognize Ben as your guide because he is the only guy at Teton Whitewater who can not grow facial hair. However, he makes up for it by possibly having the best head of hair on the team. When Ben isn’t on the river he enjoys climbing, cliff jumping, and mountain biking, and considers himself quite the comedian once you break him out of his shell a little. When he isn’t living in Jackson, Ben goes to Utah state and is studying Parks and Recreation. One of his favorite parts of guiding is the great sleep schedule he has while living here, so make sure to encourage him to keep that up when he goes back to school in the fall.
You won’t have a better bus driver on your trip than Brett. She's been driving buses for over 5 years and we’re lucky to have her during our summer seasons. Brett loves being around the river each day, she’s often seen swimming in the river more than the guides.
Meet Laura! Shes an international relations student from Indy. She loves to read, learn, and ballroom dance. Laura speaks English and Spanish, and is pursuing French. Ask her about her bird whistle.