Hi, My name is Riley. I was born and raised in B.C. and am fortunate to call this beautiful province my home. Growing up, I mainly played competitive team sports, so my entrance into adventure activities was a late one. It wasn’t until I took an outdoor elective my senior year of high-school that I was introduced to the world of adventure – from that point on I was hooked.
Upon graduating, I spent multiple months abroad traveling through different countries in total awe of the world. It was in these places that I fell further in love with activites such as hiking, rafting, whitewater kayaking, XC skiing, mountain biking and climbing. These experiences also catalyzed my love for cooking and photography.
For what seemed like the natural next step; I applied to Thompson Rivers University’s Adventure Guide Program. I finished in 2019 with certifications, experience and a beautiful network of people to help me pave my way into the adventure tourism industry. Eventually landing myself here, guiding down some of the most pristine and remote stretches of river in the world.
It’s easy to say that there is a magic present when floating past kilometer high canyon walls; witnessing the movements of wildlife along a river corridor; or eating a riverside meal with friends beside a crackling driftwood fire. It is here, where time slows down and you find yourself moving in rhythm with all that surrounds you. An experience unlike any other. To describe it further would be well above my writing skills so I hope you will take the time to feel it for yourself.
During the rafting season, you can find me guiding trips down the Nahanni or working on pre-trip details at the Whitehorse base. When I’m not working on the river, you will find me working for my own business alongside my Husband, or putting in hours in the trades industry. When not at work, you can easily find me on rivers and trails or around the dinner table with family and friends.