Rafting the Main Salmon River

Meet Orea

  • Certification Level: 5
  • Years Experience: 25+
  • Email: orea@salmonriveradventures.com

Orea grew up in the suburbs of West Hartford, Connecticut – the Nutmeg State. She has been guiding for over 25 years and is one of the most skilled paddle guides we have ever seen. She has guided in Nepal (during the start of whitewater exploration there), South and Central America, India, and all over the U.S. and was one of Whitewater Voyages 'go everywhere' class V guides for many years. She also still guides yearly trips on the Grand Canyon. Orea is a trained chef (as many of our guests can attest to) and works on developing our menus. She particularly loves baking and has perfected a recipe for 'Twinkie-misu'. Despite her big water background she loves our family trips and is a favorite among the kids. Orea is logistically gifted and one of those rare guides where you can just hand her a packet of info with a new river, a new itinerary, a bunch of guest requests, and you know the trip will go flawlessly. Little known facts about Orea: She played the Tuba in 6th grade…*