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Montana Whitewater Staff

Want to know a little about our staff before you come? Here you can see who works for us now, and who has worked for us in the past. Learn fun facts about our staff and their life mottos.


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April Bennett

Tubing Shop Team since 2017 & Gallatin Zip Guide since 2018

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Aviel Lee

Gallatin Photographer since 2017

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Bambam Zell

Raft Guide starting in 2028

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Becky Frank

Madison River Tubing Office Manager since 2017

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BILL ZELL

Montana Whitewater's Fearless Leader - since 1992

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BRENT DAY

Gallatin Guide since 2012
King of Overnight Trips

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Cody Brundidge

Yellowstone Raft Guide & Driver since 2016, Yellowstone Zip Guide since 2017

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Cole Histon

Yellowstone Raft Guide since 2016

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Cole Stanwyck

Gallatin Zip Guide since 2012, Every other position since 2016

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Dusty Fredrickson

Gallatin Shuttle Driver in 2012
Fly Fishing Guide since 2014
Fly Fishing Manager since 2015

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Dylan Ault

Yellowstone Raft Guide since 2014, Jr. Assistant Rafting Manager since 2017

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ETHAN GREAVES

Gallatin Guide

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EVAN MCKNIGHT

Gallatin Guide since 2014
Yellowstone Guide since 2013

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GAVIN COOPER (the GALVINATOR)

Gallatin Rafting Manager since 2010
Guide since 2006

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Heather McKenney

Gallatin Photographer in 2015 & made her comeback in 2017

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JD Terry

Gallatin Raft Guide since 2016

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Joey Pauley

Gallatin Zip Guide since 2013

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Josh Geib

Gallatin Zip Course Manager since 2016
Official Tubing Shop Boy since 2015
Gallatin Zip Guide since 2012

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Karenna McKenna

Yellowstone Raft Guide since 2016

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Kris Zigich

Gallatin Zip Photographer since 2014

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Kristen Terry

Gallatin Raft Guide since 2016

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Melanie West

Operations Manager since 2019

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Mervin McKenna

Gallatin Raft Guide since 2016

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Mitch Blake

Gallatin Raft Guide since 2014, with a sabbatical in 2015

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Natalie McKay

Gallatin Photographer since 2015

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Nick Barbouletos

Gallatin Raft Guide since 2015

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Phil Sgamma

Past: Raft Guide/Manager Yellowstone
Current: Fishing Outfitter

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ROBERT PRICE

Gallatin Guide since 2007

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SAM BOLLINGER

Yellowstone's Rafting Manager since 2011, Guide since 2005

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Shenandoah

Yellowstone Office Staff since 2017, Gallatin Fishing Guide since 2018

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Sophia Bielsky

Gallatin Office Manager since 2019

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Spencer Jonas

Gallatin Raft Guide since 2017

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Stacy Vanaernem

Yellowstone Shuttle Driver since 2013

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STEVE ABBOTT (STEEEEVE -EEEE)

Gallatin Guide/Safety Boater since 1998

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Tom ‘Skinny” Skinner

Gallatin River Guide since 2003

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Tom Denno

Gardiner General Manager since 2018

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Tom McLaughlin

Yellowstone Raft Guide since 2016

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TOM WILSHIRE

Gallatin Guide since 2012

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Twyla Zell – aka T-BIRD

Office Girl in training, now and forever

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Zach Begler

Yellowstone Raft Guide since 2016