Merritt Poling

Merritt Poling Merritt had the honor of growing up in Idaho, surrounded by some of the finest whitewater rivers in the world. He earned himself many a sunburn (he’s pretty pale to begin [...]

Howard Mozen

Howard Mozen Howard Mozen is the founder of Copper Oar and still leads trips. Both of his hands are quite full these days as two lil’ Mozens, Avery and Owen, now roam the Alaska wilds. However, [...]

Dale Meck

Dale Meck Dale talked his way into a river guide position back in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. Lucky us. Before joining the guiding world, he’s been a backhoe operator, a civil design [...]

Leslie Hundhammer

Leslie Hundhammer Known for her infectious smile (even after 7 days of straight rain) and extensive river knowledge, Leslie “The Hammer” Hundhammer first started guiding the rivers of Southeast [...]

Robin Weiss

Robin Weiss He’s all fun and games on shore, but as soon as he hops into his boat and puts on his captain’s hat, Captain Rob is ready to teach you about the river, landscape, flora, and fauna – [...]

Cody Simmons

Cody Simmons Copper Oar Owner Cody grew up in the outdoors in Portland, Oregon, where he spent his time climbing, biking, boating, and refining his telemark skiing skills (How do you know if [...]