Name: Brandon Slate
Hometown: Fremont, Michigan
Position at RMOC: Adventure Specialist
Certifications: ACA L4 Kayak Instructor, ACA L5 SUP Instructor, ACA L2 SUP Instructor Trainer, Class V Raft Guide, Swiftwater Rescue, EMT-Basic, Avi II, Avalanche Rescue
When did you start guiding? 2005
When did you start at RMOC? 2010
What is your most rewarding experience while guiding? Teaching kids in our local kayak club
Your most epic day? Shoot, there are so many to choose from. Fat bike assisted splitboard tour on the Angel of Shavano was pretty rad.
Eduacation/Backround: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Tourism from Colorado State University. Further study in small business management at Colorado Mountain College.
What do you do in the off season? There is no off season
Favorite beer: Dry and hoppy
Favorite day off activity: Playing with my kids
Favorite whitewater run: Surfing at Big Sur on the Colorado River and ATF Canyon in Bailey, CO.
Favorite thing after the river: Putting on warm, dry clothes