Meet Our Family

Family Is What Makes It Happen!

At Browns Canyon Rafting we are a family! We strive to provide our guest with an individually unique, personable and memorable experience. This is achieved first and foremost by the INDIVIDUALS who you meet on any adventure. Below you can meet those very individuals that will be creating unforgettable memories on your next adventure in Colorado’s Majestic Rocky Mountains!


White water rafting Browns Canyon Buena Vista ColoradoByron

Byron’s first rafting trip ever was on an overnight trip through Browns Canyon with his family when he was 7 years old. Since then a lot has happened and he finds himself back where he began. Byron has guided across the US and in Costa Rica.

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In the summer, Tom is the best kayaker on the river. During the winter, this Keystone Mountain patroller is the best snowboarder on the mountain!




Zack at the Arkansas River with Browns Canyon Rafting

Zack – “Hippy”

Zack has been a whitewater guide since 2002, getting his start on the American River in California. He has spent the last 4 winters guiding rivers in Costa Rica. He likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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Originally from Northern California, Jason began his river guiding career on Clear Creek (Colorado) in 2005. In addition to boating, he’s into rock climbing and mountain biking, and he has a background in environmental sciences. He also works as a backpacking guide in the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Kahla & Bean

Kahla is a multi talented woman. Before coming to guide with Browns Canyon Rafting she worked as an online marketing guru and was a Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader, to name a few of her occupations. Now she guides rafts with the best of them, is an adventure specialist and a morale booster around the shop!

Bean mostly lays around, is cute and barks at stuff.

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Casey is a long time river guide. He has guided all over Colorado and Costa Rica. His passions are rivers and traveling. He is a wealth of knowledge. Ask him anything, he will have an answer for you.

Colorado whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River Buena Vista

Jeremy – “Jerm The Don”

Jerm, originally from Florida has found his home in Colorado. Always excited about life he is a joy to be around. He will educate, entertain and enthusiate  (new word, to excite another). When he is not on the river with us in the summer you can find him on Keystone Mountain, keeping it safe in the winter.

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Eric comes from a long line of fisherman and duck hunters out of California. Don’t worry, he is a better raft guide than fisherman!

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A Colorado native, Molly enjoys everything outdoors. She is an avid stand up paddle boarder, rafter and skier. When she is not in Buena Vista working and enjoying the river you can find her in Crested Butte shredding the mountain!


Colorado white water raft guide Browns Canyon Rafting Buena Vista ColoradoMatt – “Matty Ice”

Matty Ice knows there is more to life than rafting and being really really good looking!




Colorado white water rafting guide Buena Vista Arkansas RiverAlison

Alison loves rafting almost as much as she loves dogs!!!

Colorado whitewater raft guide buena vista arkansas riverDan

Kayaking is Dan’s passion. If he is not in a raft sharing his love for the river with one of our guests, you are sure to find him somewhere in Colorado getting extreme in his kayak!