GCW was lucky to snag Chris; he's been guiding river trips for years. He brought his enthusiasm to our team in 2012. Here's his story, in his own words:
"Born in Alaska, I was raised with a tremendous respect for the outdoors. We spent our summers hunting and fishing. Family skiing trips were routine but my favorite ski days were those when I got dropped off at Alyeska Mountain with $10 in my pocket and no adult supervision.
I came to Arizona in 1988 and was taken by the enormous expanses. There are mountains, canyons and rivers to be explored. Twenty-five years later, I still enjoy living and working in Northern Arizona. There is an amazing community of people here and I’m fortunate to be a part of it. I am now a father of three and lucky enough to have Grand Canyon for my office, where I can teach my children the same respect for the outdoors I learned as a child.
In the winter, I work as a ski patroller/risk manager at the Arizona Snow Bowl, where I am able to make my own family ski days routine.
Come on a Grand Canyon trip and you will find out for yourself why it’s called one of the Seven Wonders of the World."