Natty Role, Raft Guide and Science Teacher
Natty grew up floating the multi-day rivers of central Idaho where he began his guiding career. Natty joined Western Waters in 2005, guiding on the Clark Fork River in the summer while coaching kayaking in various foreign destinations in the winter. Natty is now a high school teacher in Montana and spends more time with a fly rod than he does in a whitewater kayak. He returns every summer to guide for Western Waters. He is one of the best Montana River Guides!
Todd Richey, Manager and Kayaker
Todd, 28, has been kayaking for 11 seasons and rafting for 5 seasons. He is a graduate of the University of Montana, with a Recreation Management and International Development degree. He has safety kayaked, guided, worked in Uganda Africa, Yosemite California, British Columbia Canada, all over Southern Chile, Veracruz and Chiappas Mexico. Todd has worked with Adventures with Western Waters for three years. When not on the water, you can find Todd climbing, biking, fishing, skiing, skating, or any number of recreational activities. An active enthusiast of life in general, he enjoys reading others perspectives on it and finding his
own. Time willing, he’ll be able to exchange stories with one of the many new people he meets every trip out.
Jodi Domsky, Raft Guide and Youth Camp Instructor
Jodi is a fun, outdoor loving 21 year old. Growing up in Jackson, Wyoming, she fell in love with the mountains and was out playing in the snow whenever she had the chance. Jodi received a degree from the University of Montana in Environmental Studies and Spanish. She hopes to fill her free time with adventures in Asia and South America. Her love for climbing, boating, and skiing will hopefully guide the next part of her future, but when life needs to get serious again she plans on heading to graduate school to pursue her interests in environmental science.
Austin Crisp, Raft Guide and Water Technician
Austin works with his family business doing water testing and makes sure we all have great clean drinking water….as well as clean water to play in during the summer. Austin previously worked at Rolling Thunder River Co. and has worked with Western Waters for five seasons. Austin kayaks, rafts, and wears water wings. He lives in Missoula, Montana.
Sara Forsythe, Operations and Marketing, Co-Owner
Sara grew up in South Dakota and fishes with a pole, bobber, and worm. She screams loudly when going through rapids, and holds onto rafts when they flip causing problems for her husband Jared. She is the Founder of the Community Art Center in Missoula and now works as an Art Teacher in Coeur d’Alene with her husband while running Coeur d’Alene Adventures and Adventures with Western Waters behind the scenes.
Jared Forsythe, Fishing Guide, Raft Enthusiast, and Owner
Jared grew up in West Yellowstone Montana, exploring the many fishing holes, mountains, and rivers in his backyard. Attending the University of Montana provided him with yet another great backyard–Montana’s Bitteroot Mountains and the rivers of Northern Idaho. Jared graduated from the University of Montana in Environmental Science. Offering outdoor adventures in his home state only seemed fitting. He is one of the best Montana River Guides in the Missoula area!
Rich Wachs, Rafting Guide and Environmentalist
Rich is a longtime western Montana resident and year-round outdoor adventurer. With over twenty years of whitewater guiding experience under his belt, Rich has honed his skills by working on numerous rivers throughout the United States and in Costa Rica. As a strong advocate for the sustainable use and stewardship of Montana’s natural environment, Rich is also engaged in political and environmental activism on multiple issues. In addition to running rivers, Rich enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, sampling locally crafted beer, and hiking with his chocolate lab, Morgan.