THE TEAM

Patrik & Sarah Ondrus

Owners

The owners, Patrik & Sarah Ondrus, are a husband and wife team sharing a love of the river, Yellowstone and Montana, and a passion for customer service. Our goal is for every guest to experience the same thrill that we feel every day living here in the mountains. Patrik was born in Prague and grew up in Bavaria, Germany. Sarah is from Oregon and was a guide in Yellowstone National Park. Where did we meet? On the river, of course!

Summer W.

Raft Guide

Summer graduated the University of Vermont in 2019 and moved to Montana right after graduation to be a raft guide/ski bum. She backpacks, climbs, and skis in her free time. Some fun facts: She's a great Irish Step Dancer, has eaten 9 lobsters in a sitting, and was deathly afraid of rapids until she had her friends force her into a raft.

Fernando G.

Photographer

Fernando is from Miami, Florida. He started traveling in 2015. He bounced from Alaska to Colorado for a few years. His passion is photography and he has been photographing since he was 17. Fernando mostly shoots black and white film.

Heather H.

Marketing Manager

Heather, our "Marketing Goddess" went to Mississippi State University to study graphic design and marketing. Heather handles all web, social, design and advertising for YRC. She's got a passion for all things outdoors and rode her bike across the county where she fell in love with Montana. In her free time, she can be found hiking, camping, and fly fishing the Yellowstone.

Matt E.

Raft Guide

Matt is from Syracuse, NY. He attended college at SUNY Cortland in Cortland, NY where he studied Outdoor Recreation and played Div.3 Ice Hockey. Growing up near the Adirondacks in Upstate NY is a big reason why Matt grew a passion for the outdoors. Fishing, camping, wildlife photography and hiking with his dog are some of his favorite things to do outside of work. He plans on continuing his education and would like to be a Park Ranger someday. Matt's dream job would be to play in the NBA.

Maria G.

Raft Guide

Maria is from South Louisiana and grew up on the water. She lived in Colorado for 5 years before moving to Bozeman two years ago. Maria has two Siberian huskies, and she skis all winter and rafts and climbs all summer.

Stephanie B.

Office Staff

Stephanie was born in California and raised in Arizona and she was most recently living in Florida. She started seasonal work back in 2015 and has lived in Alaska and Colorado for work. Her passion is cooking and trying new foods.

Rory R.

Office Staff

Rory hails from Chicago but she grew up in Kentucky. She loves to rock climb and has done both english and western horseback riding for 6 years! Rory is studying Applied Physics and Education and she plans to become a biomedical engineer specializing in Equestrian race horsing!

WE’RE HIRING FOR SUMMER 2020!

Training for white water rafting jobs is both challenging and extremely rewarding! You’ll meet new friends who love living and working outside, create amazing memories, and have the time of your life learning new skills! We want passionate individuals, ready to learn and excited to work hard. Kayaking/ River Guiding experience preferred but not required if someone is the right candidate. Guides must be physically fit, confident in the water, calm in emergency situations, willing to work long days, be CPR/First Aid Certified, have excellent customer service skills and patience. New Hires will be signed up for Swiftwater Rescue Class, this is a $300 course and a certification you pay. Certification is valid for 3 years and can be used with other jobs. Guiding is a full time position, valid Drivers License is a must. Training starts Mid-May, once a Guide is checked off they can start guiding. Guide training will require a $300 deposit which will be returned to you at the end of the season only if you complete your full contract.We are open until September 15th and we usually keep a few employees longer to close the business down.
Our Office Staff is the face of the company. To be part of our office team you must have an excellent attitude and never get tired of smiling! People from all around The World visit Yellowstone. Our Guests are all ages, nationalities and abilities. Patience, a passion for Tourism, being flexible and and a great multi-tasker are a must! Duties include but are not limited to; answering phones, taking reservations, checking guests in, posting to social media, cashier, keep office clean and merchandise stocked, etc. Full and part time positions available.
Photograph raft trips, edit and help with picture sales and eye for detail and passion for photography is a must. Full and part time available. Camera provided, you must have a vehicle.
Drive 40+ person bus with trailer, pick up/drop off Guests, assist with loading and unloading rafts/gear, vehicle maintenance. This is a full time position.
We also have a retail store separate from the rafting office. The ideal candidate should have sales experience, cashier experience, will keep retail organized, have excellent customer service and an eye for building displays and organizing retail. Full and part time positions available.
Detail oriented, fast paced and friendly person to clean vacation rentals. Part time position.

*We can typically be flexible with school schedules, just ask.
*Housing is available for $75 per month.
*We also own Paradise Adventure Company and Staff will work for both companies as Guides, some office hours may be available as well.