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MEET YOUR GUIDES

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Andrew Bowlin

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Rafting with AAE: 12 years
Fun Fact: “I’ve been to all 48 states in the continental U.S.”

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Aaron Abeita

Hometown: Hiawatha, KS
Rafting with AAE: 8 years
Fun Fact: “I can eat 50 hard boiled eggs in one sitting.”

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Levi Marable

Hometown: Hiawatha, KS
Rafting with AAE: 17 years
Fun Fact: “I used to be a wrangler, rope & ride.”

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Mark Niernberger

Hometown: Wichita, KS
Favorite Rapid: #5 (Numbers) The Numbers Rafting

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Spencer Paul

Hometown: Littleton, CO
Rafting with AAE: 8 years
Fun Fact: “I’ve been stung in the foot by a stingray while surfing at Huntington Beach, California.”

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JP Bevilaqua

Hometown: Hoodriver, OR
Rafting with AAE: 17 years
Fun Fact: “I can juggle and I used to be on the U.S. Kayaking Team.”

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Trevor Van Langendon

Hometown: Green Bay, WI
Rafting with AAE: 8 years
Fun Fact: “I studied strokes in a neuroscience lab for four years and helped develop a therapeutic to fight strokes.”

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Tyler Robinson

Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Rafting with AAE: 7 years
Fun Fact: “I teach skiing and snowboarding at Copper Mountain during the winter.”

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Eric Tessier

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Rafting with AAE: 6 years
Fun Fact: “I am a techno DJ.”

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Mary McAliney

Hometown: Scranton, PA
Rafting with AAE: 5 years
Fun Fact: “I can teach anyone how to ski.”

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Chad Catalina

Hometown: Houston, TX
Rafting with AAE: 5 years
Fun Fact: “I was part of corporate sales USA for 15 years and then decided to change careers and become a raft guide.”

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Rye Mills

Hometown: Creede, CO
Rafting with AAE: 4 years
Fun Fact: “I have been rafting my whole life and I’m 27 years old!”

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Allison Noble

Hometown: Pampa, TX
Rafting with AAE: 4 years
Fun Fact: “I love math so much that I got my undergrad degree in it!”

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Sean Hildreth

Hometown: Houston, TX
Rafting with AAE: 4 years
Fun Fact: “I’ve sailed across the Atlantic Ocean.”

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Luke Grossjan

Hometown: Chester, CA
Rafting with AAE: 3 years
Fun Fact: “I lived in Southeast Asia for four years.”

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Kirk McMurray

Hometown: Champaign, IL
Rafting with AAE: 3 years
Fun Fact: “I have an adorable golden retriever/husky named Xena who is the best running partner!”

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Andy Douglas

Hometown: Bethlehem, CT
Rafting with AAE: 3 years
Fun Fact: “I spent six weeks in Belize learning how to scuba dive.”

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Dylan Alberson

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Rafting with AAE: 3 years
Fun Fact: “I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail.”

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Jordan Plotkin

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Rafting with AAE: 3 years
Fun Fact: “My parents have a dog named Sky.”

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Katherine Foley

Hometown: Acton, MA
Rafting with AAE: 3 years
Fun Fact: “I fell into the Boston Harbor unintentionally because of a seagull.”

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Zachary Aucoin

Hometown: Mamou, LA
Rafting with AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I love to skateboard and going mountain bike riding.”

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Grayson Simms

Hometown: Lufkin, TX
Rafting with AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “Growing up, I raised goats.”

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Emma Frey

Hometown: Houston, TX
Rafting with AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I had a whistle solo to the song Blackbird by the Beatles with my high school choir.”

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Peter Yoder

Hometown: Canandaigua, NY
Rafting with AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I hitch-hiked across the country.”

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Gabby Krichling

Hometown: Chesterfield, NJ
Rafting with AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I’ve cowboy camped overnight out in the safari of South Africa.”

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Craig Partlow

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Rafting with AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I can pilot a plane.”

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Keeley Frost

Hometown: Petersham, MA
Rafting with AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “The only thing I can cook is tofu.”

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Nate Leino-Jones

Hometown: Manistee, MI
Rafting with AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I once bowled a 300 in Wii bowling.”

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LeeAnn Lucero

Hometown: Salida, CO
Years at AAE: 7 years
Fun Fact: “My name is my dad’s and mom’s middle names combined.”

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Olivia Goff

Hometown: Newcastle, OK
Years at AAE: 3 years
Fun Fact: “I live in a van with my bearded dragon.”

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Sam Finnell

Hometown: Leadville, CO
Years at AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I’m the youngest employee at American Adventure Expeditions.”

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Carla Stoll

Hometown: Wooster, OH
Years at AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I can speak Spanish and I have been skydiving.”

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Anona Miller

Hometown: Bamberg, SC
Years at AAE: 1 year
Fun Fact: “I study the environmental impacts of modern food systems and I am a die-hard fan of Waffle House.”

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