Name: Kate Stepan
Hometown: Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
Position at RMOC: adventure specialist
Certifications: ACA Rafting Instructor Trainer, Kayak Instructor, Swiftwater Instructor, Wilderness First Responder
When did you start guiding? 2003
When did you start at RMOC? 2009
What is your most rewarding experience while guiding? Seeing people build confidence in their new skills and have fun out there
Your most epic day? Probably the day that lasted for three days as I traveled back from India and Nepal two years ago – going back in time was epic!
Education/Background: bachelor’s degree in journalism from The George Washington University
What do you do in the off season? teach kids’ ski lessons at Copper Mountain
Favorite beer: Dillon Dam Dam Straight lager
Favorite day off activity: gardening
Favorite whitewater run: The Numbers
Favorite thing after the river: hanging out with the crew afterwards, perhaps for a beverage and sunset – assuming we are off the river before sunset!