Meet Your Guides

Meet Your Guides & Instructors

Meet Your Guides & Instructors

The Outdoor Adventures family is an experienced group of guides, instructors, support staff, and interns. We are adventurers at heart, with the skills and experiences necessary to take you on the best, safest and most memorable adventures. In addition to our work in the outdoor industry, many of us are also nurses, teachers, police officers, firefighters, contractors, students, and parents.

Bill and Karen Corson on Maui

Bill & Karen Corson on an adventure trip in Maui where they enjoy hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing and planning new trips and adventures!

 

The Outdoor Adventures team of guides are excited to share an adventure with you! The Corson family and their extraordinary team will help you plan an adventure to remember!

 

 

 

 

The Corson family of adventure guides!

The Corson family of adventure guides!

 

 

 

Join the team! Guide training programs for rafting and sea kayak instructors are available year-round. We offer guide tryouts each spring for seasoned and aspiring sea kayakers, raft guides, river kayakers, and outdoor guides. Complete our Job&InternAPPLICATION and send us an email with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Corson Owner
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide, Standup Paddleboard Instructor

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Raft Instructor Trainer
ASHI Medical Instructor
EMT
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Adaptive Paddling Endorsement
Roll Endorsement

Karen Corson Owner
Kayak Guide

Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Adaptive Paddling Endorsement

Blair Corson Owner
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide, Standup Paddleboard Instructor

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer
ACA River Kayak Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Adaptive Paddling Endorsement
Roll Endorsement
ASHI Medical Instructor

Jared Corson Owner
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide, Standup Paddleboard Instructor

Certifications

ACA River Kayak Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Adaptive Paddling Endorsement
Roll Endorsement
ASHI Medical Instructor

Jessica (Corson) Frierson Owner
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide, Standup Paddleboard Instructor

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Justin Corson Owner
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide, Standup Paddleboard Instructor

Certifications
ACA River Kayak Instructor
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Kathy Corson
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide, Reservations

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Adaptive Paddling Endorsement
Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Bucky Klein
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide, Standup Paddleboard Instructor

Certifications
ACA River Kayak Instructor
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Wilderness First Responder
Adaptive Paddling Endorsement
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
ASHI Medical Instructor

Erika Corson 
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide, Standup Paddleboard Instructor

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Adaptive Paddling Endorsement

Dan Velasco
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Adaptive Paddling Endorsement
First Aid & CPR Instructor

Mark St Clair
Raft Guide

Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

David Milam
Raft Guide, Kayak Guide

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Pat Bryan
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
First Aid & CPR

Rib Horst
Raft Guide, Safety Cat Boater

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Mike Grimm
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Rob McKibbon
Safety Boater

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Ai

Jerry Landry
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Bio
I am a world traveler with international experience and good looking (1 out of 2 anyway) I am seasoned Skykomish class 5 guide and I can be IK Instructor too. Fun Local guide, and I can’t wait to take you down the Skykomish River.
Johanna Stanglund
Kayak Guide

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Wilderness First Responder

Chris Feiring-Nishihara
Kayak Guide


Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Scott Williams
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness First Responde

Sam Grafton
Safety Boater

Certifications

EMT
ACA Level 4 Kayak Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Advanced (SRTA)
Swiftwater Rescue Technician Unit 1 (SRT1)
Technical Rope Rescue Technician Level (TRR:TL)

Chris Bodner
Raft Guide, Safety Cat Boater

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Eli Nicholson
Safety Boater

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Logan Madlin
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
EMT

Marcy Haugh
Raft Guide, Reservations

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Zachary M Graham
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Sage McDermott
Raft Guide, Safety Boater

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness First Responder

Adam St Clair
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Trout Elenbaas
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
EMT

Andrew Frierson
Raft Guide,
Kayak Guide, Surf Instructor, Standup Paddleboard Instructor

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Rachel Cole Gardner
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR


Eric Casper
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Kristi Fairbanks
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Jason Kloster
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Patrick Speleers
Raft Guide, Safety Boater

Certifications
ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Danny Hirata
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Mary Kukahiko-Messner
Raft Guide

Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Katie Archer
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Kate Valenti
Raft Guide, Reservations

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Collin Sternagle
Raft Guide

Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Kurtis Schultz
Kayak Guide

Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Travis Tuttle
Raft Guide

Bio
I’m a man that was made for Seattle. I serve as a financial coach day to day but I head for the great outdoors every chance I get. I am a city boy by my raising but an outdoors adventurer by my choosing. I enjoy backpacking, skiing, snow boarding, wake boarding, kayaking, crossfit, photography, and I love helping others get to experience those joy’s as well! And that’s why I love the Pacific North West! It’s the one place that has it all!

Scott Boiko
Safety Boater
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
First Aid & CPR

Steve Sherman
Raft Guide

Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Bio
Stephen joined us in the summer of 2010 and we just can’t keep him away from the river. His passion for rafting and kayaking is only surpassed by his unquenchable love for the food at OA river house; the steak is his favorite

:) When Stephen is not having a blast on the river, out in Leavenworth rock climbing, or skiing at Stevens Pass; he is a back in the Seattle/Bellevue area where he works as a Chiropractor.
Eric Kramer
Raft
Guide, Standup Paddle Board Instuctor

Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR
Swiftwater Rescue Technician

Roy Murphy
Raft Guide, Safety Boater

Certifications
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Patrick Rogers
Raft Guide, Class V Kayak Guide

Certifications
ACA River Kayak Instructor
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Wilderness Advanced First Aid & CPR

Michael Erickson
Safety Boater
Raft Guide

Certifications
Swiftwater Rescue Technician
First Aid & CPR