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A river trip is a special experience to us here at O.R.E. and that's why we think its so important to have the best group of guides around to help foster good times and good memories.  Find out more about our office staff and some of our guides who will be getting you down river by reading below.


Joel Swartzmiller-Business Manager/Owner

Joel was born in Ohio, but spent his childhood in Southern California. While attending and graduating from the University of Oregon, Joel fell in love with the state of Oregon and the outdoors.  Though he made his living in the Computer Industry with his own consulting company, he has always spent as much time as possible outdoors.  After ORE’s owner, Craig Wright, passed away in 2017, Joel stepped in as the Business Manager.  As Craig’s cousin, Joel felt an obligation to keep the company going and soon fell in love with its mission and the people it served, both clients and employees.  When he is not talking up ORE to everyone he meets or hanging in the office, he enjoys golfing, fishing, SUPing, bird watching, travel and, of course, time on the river!

Todd Gilstrap-Operations Manager/Owner
Ted Brownrigg-Senior Lead Guide
Eric Lee - Guide
Amber Rose - Guide
Natalie Jennings-Guide