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We pride ourselves on having the best trained guides on Lake Tahoe.  Our entire guide staff has been through an extensive trip leader certification program with the American Canoe Association.  This is the group that certifies kayak and paddleboard guides.  All guides are CPR and first aid certified.  We run additional in house training and mentorship to ensure our guides are highly knowledgeable on all facets of Lake Tahoe.  Many on our staff are above and beyond, with formal educations in recreation, environmental science, WFR, EMT, and NOLS.  We start with the best outdoor professionals – raft guides, ski patrollers, ski instructors, and wilderness educators – and put them through our extensive training program.  You end up with highly qualified, knowledgeable, friendly guides who will take your vacation to the next level.


  • Name: Jen “Violet” Callahan
  • Age:24
  • Education : American Canoe Association trip leader training, wilderness first aid, American heart saver CPR, American climbing association level 1 route setting, Associates of Art, Bachelor in  Environmental Science with a Minor in Ecohydrology
  • Favorite Adventure Trip: Skiing the Wyoming Back country and Hot springing eastern Nevada
  • Favorite TCK trip: West Shore Sunset
  • Favorite Sport: Skiing or Rock Climbing

  • Name: Tarin
  • Age: 27
  • Education : American Canoe Association trip leader training, American heart saver CPR, previously guided in Southeast Alaska, and the Seattle area
  • Favorite Adventure Trip: A week long, 80 mile paddle, through the inside passage of Southeast AK from Ketchikan to Wrangell
  • Favorite TCK trip: full moon tour
  • Favorite Sport: I love doing pretty much anything outdoors. Snowboarding, soccer, and climbing are currently the top 3 🙂

 

  • Name: Andrew Hennigh
  • Age: 29
  • Education : Whitewater river guide on the Green, Colorado, Yampa, San Juan, and Weber Rivers in Utah for 9 years as well as a kayak guide in Yellowstone National Park, Outdoor Emergency Care certification from the National Ski Patrol, CPR/AED cert from American Heart Association, Coastal Kayak Trip Leader Certification from the American Canoe Association, Bachelors in Environmental Policy
  • Favorite Adventure Trip: Heading into the Basin and Ranges of Nevada with my dogs and girlfriend and finding lines to ski and hot springs to soak in
  • Favorite TCK trip: Sand Harbor because the East side of the lake is wild
  • Favorite Sport: My favorite sport is and always will be skiing.

  • Name:Ben Faucher
  • Age: 29
  • Education: B.S. in Environmental Science from The Evergreen State College, A.A. Outdoor Education from Colorado Mountain College
  • Certifications: Day Kayak Trip Leader from ACA, Outdoor Emergency Care from NSP and CPR/AED professional from AHA.
  • Favorite sport: Backcountry skiing
  • Favorite adventure trip: Backcountry skiing and hot springing in the High Sierra, CA and backcountry skiing Grand Teton National Park, WY

  • Name: Lisa Fahncke
  • Age: 32
  • Education: American Canoe Association trip leader training, First aid and CPR, OSHA Certified, Master’s Education, Bachelor’s Journalism and Advertising.
  • Favorite Adventure Trip: Island hoping surf trip through Southeast Asia
  • Favorite TCK Tour: West Shore Sunset
  • Favorite Sport: The thing that brought me to Tahoe and has kept me here is snowboarding

 

  • Name: Rom
  • Age: 32
  • Education : First Aid and CPR, Coastal Kayak Trip Leader with ACA, Wilderness First Responder
  • Favorite Adventure Trip: Spending the winter in Chamonix
  • Favorite TCK trip: Brunch – I love having a good meal on that beautiful deck at Jake’s after the tour.
  • Favorite Sport: Skiing

 

 

  • Name: Adam Paul
  • Age: 31
  • Education: Professional River Guide and Kayak Guide, Swiftwater Rescue Certified, First Aid and CPR, Coastal Kayak Trip Leader with ACA
  • Favorite Adventure Trip: Rafting down the Grand Canyon
  • Favorite TCK tour: Sand Harbor Tour
  • Favorite Sport other than Guiding: Mountain Biking

 

 

  • Name: Jaci Chew
  • Age: 26
  • Education: American Canoe Association trip leader, American heart saver CPR, first aid
  • Favorite adventure trip: surveying and excavating at an amazing archaeological site in Peru
  • Favorite TCK trip: Full Moon Tour
  • Favorite Sport other than Guiding: Hiking!