2014 Guide Training starts the weekend of Saturday April 5th and continues through the weekend of Sunday May 4th with a graduation float for family and friends on Saturday May 10th.
Our team of professional guides and expert instructors are some of the best the industry has to offer. This course is led by owner Lance Reif; an American Canoe Association level 4 whitewater kayak instructor, Rescue 3 International Whitewater Rescue Technician, Wilderness Medical Institute Wilderness First Responder, and class 5 guide with experience on over 100 rivers across the United States, British Columbia, Mexico, and Ecuador. Lance started his commercial whitewater career in his home state of West Virginia for Songer Whitewater where he trained and learned to guide on the famous New and Gauley rivers from 2004-2007. He quickly became a trip leader, support kayaker, and guide trainer on these two amazing rivers before making the move out west to chase more whitewater. After working and checking out several companies in California and Oregon Lance landed a job in Washington, where he became a lead guide trainer, lead kayak instructor, support kayaker, and trip leader from 2008-2012. At the end of 2012, Lance took over Wildwater River Tours. With the addition of kayaking and SUP trips, WRT became Wildwater River Guides.