Mild to Wild Team

Professional Guides & Adventure Experts

Emma Donharl

River Guide

Hometown: Pagosa Springs, CO

Nickname: Lil’ Bug

Favorite Trip: I have to say the Salt River is my favorite! Any length trip.

Rio Baros

River Guide

Hometown: Rio Rancho, NM

Nickname: River

Favorite Trip: I enjoy guiding through Desolation on the Green River. I like the remote and scenic campsites.

Sam Gray

River Guide

Hometown: Yutan, Nebraska

Nickname: Samwhich

Favorite Trip: Upper Salt River, AZ

Richard Frederiksen

River Guide

Hometown: Laramie, WY

Nickname: Stretch

Favorite Trip: Multi-Day trips on the San Miguel River in Telluride are my favorite.

Grace Richey

River Guide

Hometown: Missoula, MT

Nickname: Racer

Favorite Trip: Gates of Lodore is my favorite trip. The scenery and rapids are incredible.

Trey Roberts

River Guide

Hometown: Grapevine, TX

Nickname: Ed Sheeran

Favorite Trip: Gates of Lodore Rafting on the Green River

Kyle Stewart

River Guide

Hometown: Salida, CO

Nickname: DJ Froggy

Favorite Trip: Any overnight trip really. Camping on the river can’t be beaten!

Sam Cook

River Guide

Hometown: Austin, TX

Nickname: Cookie

Favorite Trip: Lower Animas in Durango. I actually really like getting to show guests the great whitewater Durango has to offer.

Niki Calderon

River Guide

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Nickname: Nic

Favorite Trip: The 4-day Gates of Lodore trips is my favorite Mild to Wild trip.

Scotty Guttman

River Guide

Hometown: Grand Junction, CO

Nickname: Buster

Favorite Trip: Can’t beat Cataract Canyon at high water!

Carly Smith

River Guide

Hometown: Northbrook, IL

Nickname: Cinnamon Twist

Favorite Trip: Colorado 2-Day in Moab

Dillon Reed

River Guide

Hometown: Dekalb, IL

Nickname: Skittle

Favorite Trip: Castle Valley in Moab, UT

Michael Stelljes

River Guide

Hometown: Boston, MA

Nickname: Lollipop

Favorite Trip: Needleton section of the Upper Animas is my favorite trip.

Anne Chase

River Guide

Hometown: Steamboat, CO

Nickname: Snapdragon

Favorite Trip: San Miguel River In Telluride

Luke Streit

River Guide

Hometown: Madison, WI

Nickname: Han Solo

Favorite Trip: Desolation Canyon on the Green River in Utah.

Lucy Grande

River Guide

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Nickname: Butterscotch

Favorite Trip: Colorado River in Moab Overnight

Benji Mickel

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Magic Beans

Favorite Trip: Upper Piedra River

Spencer Valois

River Guide

Hometown: Phelan, California

Nickname: Chipmunk

Favorite Trip: San Miguel River in Telluride

Beth Pearson

River Guide

Hometown: Breckenridge, CO

Nickname: Smilling Sally

Favorite Trip: I’m not sure. It’s a tie between the Lower Box of the Piedra and the Rockwood Gorge section of the Upper Anima

Brian Lincks

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Tic Tac

Favorite Trip: Castle Valley section of the Colorado River

Nikky Fraser

River Guide

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Nickname: Bubbles

Favorite Trip: The Lower Animas River, of course!

Miles Hunter

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Sassy Unicorn

Favorite Trip: 2-Day on the Upper Animas River

Mary Fenberg

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Wonder Woman

Favorite Trip: A Family Trip Down the Lower Animas

Joe Lawton

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Hula Hoop

Favorite Trip: Colorado River 3-Day in Moab

Jackson Steigelman

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Rusty Fender

Favorite Trip: Upper Piedra River

Ben Mason

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Brick Wall

Favorite Trip: San Miguel River Full Day

Eric Barth

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Twister

Favorite Trip: San Miguel River

Bella Machado

River Guide

Hometown: Peta Luma, CA

Nickname: Cherry Garcia

Favorite Trip: Upper Piedra River

Vlad Dandu

River Guide

Hometown: Romania

Nickname: Boxcar

Favorite Trip: Anything in Cataract Canyon!

Ryan Myers

River Guide

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: The Wizard

Favorite Trip: Big Water Cataract Canyon

Christian Wright

River Guide

Hometown: Moab, UT

Nickname: The Philosopher

Favorite Trip: Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument

Zach Fullmer

River Guide

Hometown: Roy, UT

Nickname: Zill Fickle

Favorite Trip: San Miguel River

Mike Schmidt

River Guide

Hometown: Batavia, IL

Nickname: Schmidty

Favorite Trip: Gates of Lodore

Jef Funch

River Guide

Hometown: Sedona, AZ

Nickname: Jefe

Favorite Trip: Moab Daily

Michael Roseman

River Guide

Hometown: Clarkdale, AZ

Nickname: Rosebud

Favorite Trip: Salt River, AZ

Jared Avery


Hometown: Carbondale, CO

Nickname: Wrench

Favorite Trip: Browns Gulch, Silverton Jeep

Miles Newby


Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Cadillac

Favorite Trip: Stony Pass, Silverton Jeep

David Sronce


Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Dave

Favorite Trip: Mesa Verde

Dave Pirrone


Hometown: Bozeman, MT

Nickname: Corkscrew

Favorite Trip: Stoney Pass, Silverton Jeep

Joe Butts

Adventure Consultant

Hometown: Amenia, NY

Nickname: Jo-Jo

Favorite Trip: Cataract Canyon!

Will Lammons

Adventure Consultant

Hometown: Durango, CO

Nickname: Peach

Favorite Trip: The Lower Animas River through Smelter Rapid

Chase Robertson


Hometown: Anchorage, AK

Nickname: Switch

Favorite Trip: Lower Animas River at High Water