Aaron - Watch His Video!
|Aaron is an OKC local. He’s a sales rep for Capitol One during the week, and a raft guide at RIVERSPORT OKC on the weekend. Aaron is a proud dad of two kids, a 22-year-old daughter and a 19-year-old son. Fun fact about Aaron, he’s a big fan of being on the water. He taught himself to kayak when he first got the news RIVERSPORT OKC was coming to town.|
|Alex moved to OKC from Bixby, OK eight years ago and has been loving it since. When he is not working at RIVERSPORT during the Summer, he is a student Defensive Coordinator for the OU football team. Fun fact about Alex, he can take apart a helmet and put it back together in ten seconds. His tip for first time rafters is to have fun and don’t be afraid of the water!|
|Meet Andres, RIVERSPORT Rapids' Rafting Operations Manager! Andres is from Ecuador and moved to Oklahoma City in March 2016. This 30-year-old loves to kayak in his spare time! His favorite food is cuy, a traditional Ecuadorian dish. Andres' tip for first time rafters? Work hard!|
"Captain" Jack - Watch his video!
|Say hello to 24-year-old “Captain Jack”! Jack is our only international guide from New Zealand where he’s also a qualified rock climbing, scuba diving and sky diving instructor. This is Jack’s first time in the United States.|
|Chris is a recent graduate from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Finance. The active 22 year old enjoys snowboarding, hunting, and fishing when he can! Fun fact, he lived in Puerto Rico for two years when he was a kid. He loves OKC and RIVERSPORT Rapids! His tip for first time rafters is to watch a Youtube video of whitewater rafting before you come.|
|Come raft with CJ! This knowledgeable guide grew up rafting down the river on his grandmother's land in Montana. Nowadays, when he’s not working at RIVERSPORT Rapids, he is a teacher's assistant and a track coach at a local middle school. His advice for first time rafters is to have fun with it and not to be scared of the water!|
|Meet Daniel! This skilled 39-year-old has had plenty of practice along the rivers of Peru and Chile. Since being in OKC, Daniel has enjoyed the cooler temperature outside in OKC versus what he is used to back home. His longest rafting trip adventure so far was a seven day long journey down river in the jungle of Ecuador. His tip for first time rafters is the first splash is very fun!|
|Come on an adventure with Gato! This 47-year-old experienced guide has rafted on all the rivers in Ecuador. Gato loves running along the rivers and he has light blue eyes, which are rare where he is from. His tip for first time rafters is to have no fear going into it and to trust your raft guide.|
|Say hey to Gilson! This 31-year-old is from Brazil and began learning rafting technique there in 2006. In 2009 he dedicated his life to working around whitewater rafting. He encourages others to believe in their dreams and work hard every day, and their dreams can become true!|
|Gunner was originally born in California, moved to Colorado, and then landed in Edmond 8 years ago. The 19-year-old will be attending SWOSU this coming Fall to study Parks and Wild Land Law Enforcement. During the year he works part time for landscaping companies. His tip for first time rafters would be to trust your raft guide|
|Josh moved to OKC from Berkeley, CA back in 2000. He loves that OKC is a little mix of old and new, but always progressing. This 20 year old enjoys rock climbing, Frisbee golf, and Ultimate Frisbee on his off days. Fun fact about Josh, he used to be a gymnast. His tip for first time rafters: be willing to learn.|
|Junior is a Brazilian raft guide who loves nature and adventure. His life is in the river, doing what he loves - rafting & kayaking. A goal of his is to live with adventure every day, and his newest adventure is as a raft guide at RIVERSPORT Rapids!|
Killian - Watch His Video!
|You’re in good hands with Killian. He has only rule inside his raft, “Just keep my swimmers inside the raft. No swimmers in my raft, that’s the number one rule”, said Magagani. The 37-year-old joins RIVERSPORT Rapids from South Africa. This is his first time in the United States and he enjoys going to the park to relax.|
|Kumar is originally from Nepal and learned to become a raft guide in Turkey. He met his wife in Turkey when she was on a raft trip on another boat and the raft tipped over. Kumar came to her rescue, and their love story began right then and there!|
|Say hi to Kyle this summer! He's an OKC local studying Criminology at Oklahoma City University. He's currently in their graduate program and hopes to be a park ranger in either Colorado or Canada. In his free time, he enjoys live music and all things outdoor. He loves how the community of OKC supports local businesses. His tip for first time rafters, "If you're scared, you wont have fun!"|
Pat - Watch His Video!
|Everybody loves Pat! The 30-year-old from Ecuador will make you laugh and he speaks fluent Spanish. Patrick says he loves everything about Oklahoma City because it’s all new. First time rafters, he has one tip for you: paddle hard.|
|Patrick is an OKC native, born and raised. The 20 year old, environmental studies major enjoys spending his free time kayaking and recently started puzzles with his mom. Fun fact about Patrick, his last name means “tickle” in German, but he is not ticklish! Patrick appreciates the friendly and smaller community OKC offers, as well as the OKC Thunder! His tip for first time rafters is to listen to your raft guide and remain calm.|
|Ryan is a St. Louis native who found himself in OKC this summer. Needing a summer job, he discovered RIVERSPORT Rapids and quickly picked up the skill of raft guiding. After the season, he plans to finish his senior year abroad in Italy studying economics and international business. His tip for first time rafters: Trust your guide and stay in the boat!|
|Zach Anderson is from Edmond, OK and is in Medical School at OU Health Sciences Center. When he’s not working as a raft guide, he helps his parents operate their family-owned pharmacy as a tech. Fun fact about Zach, he has been to 10 countries and participated in Running with the Bulls in Spain.|
|Meet Zim! He grew up on shores of the Zambezi River, where he became a river and safari guide. In 2000 he joined the Zambian rafting and freestyle kayak team, which allowed him to compete all around the world. Zim has rafted and kayaked on more the 100 rivers worldwide, including the Amazon Basin in South America, Australia, the French & Swiss Alps, and the Spanish Pyrenees!|
|Photo Coming Soon!||Come raft with Luis! Luis is one of our raft guides from Ecuador where he has years of experience guiding rafts down the rivers of his country. He loves how clean Oklahoma City is, seeing all the cows and horses in the fields, and how affordable it is to live here. Fun fact about this 33 year old, he loves being in the water and going dancing! His tip for first time rafters is “to attack the wave”.|
|Photo Coming Soon!||Nathan is an OKC local pursing a degree in Business Administration at Southern Nazarene University. When he’s not working as a raft guide, he works as a gym attendant at SNU. For first time rafters, Nathan recommends that if you fall out of the boat, not to panic, float on your back, and act like it’s no big deal.|
|Photo Coming Soon!||Meet Ryan! This Oklahoman is currently studying microbiology at The University of Oklahoma. He enjoys traveling in his free time and has been to thirteen countries. His tip for first time rafters is to paddle hard and have fun!|