“Shwa,” is a rafting and fishing guide as well as one of Great Northern’s coordinators and has worked for the company for ten years. Shwa grew up in North Dakota but now lives in a yurt in Columbia Falls where he, his wife (whom he met and married at Great Northern!), and his cute black lab, Kaia, make beautiful pottery at Glacier Roundhouse Pottery.
has been guiding the Middle Fork for eight years and is also a rafting coordinator. Joe’s main activity consists of running after or frantically looking for his rebellious puppy and taking her rafting. When he’s not doing that, you can find him in his Wild Sky Woodworks wood shop making beautiful furniture and pieces made from reclaimed Montana barnwood! If you’re in Joe’s boat, make sure to hold on to him tight going through the Bonecrusher rapids to make sure he doesn’t fall out.
Great Northern’s office manager, is back for her fifth season at the company. A native of southern California, she decided the beach was overrated and made her way up to the mountains of Glacier (fortunately for us!). You will most often see her going out of her way to assist someone, whether it be a coworker, customer, or even a plant.
also known as "Korps" by friends, has been guiding on and off for fourteen years. He has been with Great Northern for four years and is one of our rafting coordinators and Glacier River School instructors. In the winter along with his wife and son (Marly and Tade), he moves down to Utah where he works as an avalanche forecaster and gets to shoot a howitzer for the Utah Department of Transportation.