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Meet the Staff of OPR!

Tyler Nicklos

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Trip Leader 

Favorite outdoor activity: Whitewater kayaking

Favorite quote: “ I quit school because of recess… too many games.” – Riff Raff

Most memorable experience with Mother Nature: Kayaking during a wildfire and having the helicopter pull water from the river right in front of me.

Dream Job: Medic / Firefighter

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Living in new Zealand, being a badass old bro with a pet llama.

Spirit animal: I am a wolverine because RARRRRRw (Wolverine Noise)

 

Ryan Newby 

Hometown: Lynden, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Trip Leader

Favorite outdoor activity: Hunting, fishing and backpacking

Favorite quote: "It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness." - Seneca

Most memorable experience with Mother Nature: Sitting next to a fire and listening to elk bugles throughout the night.

Dream Job: Professional dual-dog trainer

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Hopefully doing all the same hobbies that I do now

Spirit Animal: Tiger

 

Missy Smith 

Position: Shop Attendant / Trip Leader / Raft Guide

Favorite outdoor activity: Laying in fresh cut grass on a sunny day

Favorite quote: “If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” - Calvin

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Summer 2012, Wenatchee River, Graduation Weekend for Raft Guide Training, dump-trucked my entire family including my in-laws into the rapids after hitting the Killer Pillars, everyone survived with a life/death experience. Who wants to go rafting? :)

Dream job: Successful bum traveling the world

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: In 50 years…. I will be enjoying life.

Spirit animal: Sea turtle. The long lives of sea turtles are simple yet mysterious, easy paced, family oriented, and spent in a water world. That’s happiness.

 

Corrine Pruett

Hometown: Vashon Island, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite outdoor activity: Adventuring - engaging in activities where the outcomes are unknown.

Favorite quote: "A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Seeing the sunrise from the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.

Dream job: Superhero

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Residing in a country that hovers the equator reflecting on my countless years of travel, mentoring young travelers to chase their dreams all over the world. Petting a cat...or two.

Spirit animal: An owl - I yearn to fly, crave wisdom and am far too in love with the stars to sleep at night.

 

Tabitha (Tabby) Hardy

Hometown: Vancover, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite outdoor activity: Biking, backpacking and mountain yoga

Favorite quote: "Let go of the shore." - Hopi

Most memorable experience with mother nature: I am mother nature

Dream job: Performing abroad

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Sailing as a sea gypsy or running an organic farm

Spirit animal: Part fox - quick, playful, keen; part butterfly - hard to find and even harder to catch

 

Bryan Kennedy

Hometown: Auburn, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

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Spirit animal: Dragon

 

 

 

Tessa Carlin

Hometown: Black Diamond

Position: Shop Attendant / Trip Leader

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Nick Jacobus

Hometown: Wenatchee, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide

Favorite outdoor activity: Skydiving and boating

Favorite quote: "The only easy day was yesterday." - Navy Seals

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Falling out of an airplane (for fun).

Dream job: Military

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Retired and going on a world cruise.

Spirit animal: Dolphin, because they're funny and so am I...

 

John Buck

Hometown: Toldeo, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide

Favorite outdoor activity: Crushing pow

Favorite quote: "If you don't do it this year you'll be one year older when you do."

Most memorable experience with mother nature: That's like asking a parent to pick their favorite child. So... skiing.

Dream job: Stay at home dad

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: About 45-50 years older doing what I love.

Spirit animal: Honey badger - striving for maximum enjoyment from life

 

Bri King

Hometown: Marysville, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Trip Leader

Favorite outdoor activity: Cliff jumping, paddle boarding and running

Favorite quote: "Walk by faith, not by sight." - 2 Corinthians 5:17

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Cliff jumping at punchbowl falls off a 70 foot cliff in Oregon

Dream job: Personal trainer

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: 50 years older than I am now... I'm 19

Spirit animal: Cheetah because I'm fast

 

Alex Martin

Hometown: Woodinville, WA

Position: Shop Attendant / Raft Guide / Trip Leader

Favorite Outdoor Activity: Skiing

Favorite quote: "Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Most memorable experience with mother nature: Skiing off a cliff into four feet of fresh powder at Whistler.

Dream job: Firefighter

Where do you see yourself in 50 years: Retired with a mountain lodge and a family.

Spirit animal: An otter because I love the water and love to have fun.