Stephen Linaweaver: is a sustainability professional with a big passion for rivers. He was a founding Board Member for Rivers for Change. He has guided rafting trips in the US, Nepal, Kenya, and on the White Nile in Uganda, and has previously worked as an environmental educator for Save the Bay. When conditions allow, he still squeezes into a twenty year-old baby-blue Perception Dancer and kayak commutes to work across the San Francisco Bay from his home in Oakland.
Kyle Sherman: While going to college in Montana he fell in love with anything in nature as well as sharing his passion with others. After college Kyle became a Wilderness and California state EMT. This and his outdoorsy side led him to guiding and ski patrolling. Since then he has been a safety coordinator for several races including the California-100, Gorge Downwind champs and the California Gold Rush. Kyle currently is a Tour Operations Manager/ Backpacking Guide for Just Roughin Adventure Company and while he stares at the Colorado river from shore more than from behind oars these days he has seen the importance of preserving endangered rivers and believes that the best way to protect them are to let people compete on/against them. Safely of course.