Who We Are
Located in the adventure capital of the world, Way to Moab is a Christian-based adventure company providing white water and wilderness experiences of a lifetime! With a heavy emphasis on safety, all our guides exceed the guide requirements for the state of Utah. With an equal emphasis on fun, each of our guides love the outdoors and serving people. We invite you to explore with us the Moab Daily section of the Colorado River that includes 14 miles of exciting white water rapids and relaxing or water-splashing scenic stretches of flat water. If a half day is all you have time for, we offer both morning and afternoon trips that include elements of exciting rapids and calm stretches. For a unique family or group experience, our customized wilderness adventures offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. You can choose to actively explore a smattering of the magnificent slot canyons, grand mountains and mesas of Utah and Colorado or learn hands-on wilderness first aid or survival skills in those same remote venues. If time allows, we welcome you to experience it all! Every adventure offers opportunity to reflect and learn how the Creator of the majestic beauty that surrounds us wants to be your Savior, Guide and Friend.
Dedicated, adventure-loving, and committed to safety, each guide is certified in swift water rescue and has emergency medical training.
She loves adventuring outdoors and is passionate about serving people. Currently training a border collie for search and rescue and participating in technical rope and swift water classes across the country are just a few of the ways she has chosen to help people. Adrianna enjoys climbing and can be found on a rock wall in any free time she has!
Fun Fact: Thanks to COVID-19, Adrianna was able to watch her graduation ceremony from Castleton Tower!
An avid snowboarder and urban explorer, Andrew also enjoys summiting peaks. This May he graduated with a degree in International Rescue & Relief after spending his last semester in college assisting in rural African clinics. In the future Andrew hopes to serve his country as an EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Technician.
Fun Fact: Andrew has lived in three countries.
An avid climber, he has climbed the face of Half Dome (in addition to many other epic ascents) and spent numerous hours working with people as they develop their climbing skills. When he isn’t climbing he enjoys whitewater kayaking/rafting, mountain biking, trail running, paragliding, kiteboarding, SCUBA diving, backcountry skiing and has been trained in avalanche rescue. Alex currently volunteers as a firefighter, assists with teaching EMT classes and will be headed to medical school in the near future.
Fun Fact: Alex currently resides in an ambulance adventure-mobile and travels the world in pursuit of perfect paragliding conditions.
Having cliff jumped at the southernmost point in the US, it’s not surprising that Ben’s life goals include chasing the opportunities life offers him and always exploring new and exciting places. When not rafting, you will likely find Ben backpacking, snowboarding, mountain biking, ice climbing or capturing the world through photography. He has served for years in his church’s youth group and is presently serving as director. Ben graduated this May with his degree in Engineering.
Fun fact: Ben can speak fluent Hungarian!
He loves anything outdoors, especially if it involves mountains or water! You will be likely find him with his family and friends rock climbing (inside or outside), mountain biking, mountain climbing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, or windsurfing. Brian loves to serve people through his work as a Physical Therapist and is actively involved in helping youth get out and experience the joys of nature.
Fun Fact: When Brian was a kid, he swam more than he walked, and he walked a lot!
First introduced to the outdoors riding in his parent’s backpack while ski touring and climbing mountains, Grantis partial to vertical sports on the rock but also loves the thrill of ice climbing, rafting, mountain biking, caving, ski mountaineering, spelunking, and anything that allows him to spend time with his Creator! When stuck inside, he loves teaching others how to climb at a gym and empowering them to recreate safely. Grant has volunteered for a number of years with search and rescue and responded to numerous emergencies. He is finishing his degree in mechanical engineering which he hopes to use in a humanitarian capacity to improve people’s lives and a creative way to design climbing gear!
Fun Facts: Grant has two different colored eyes and has done a first ascent in Yosemite National Park!
Trumpet player, mountain biker, scuba diver, skier, climber and hiker; Gil enjoys the outdoors and hanging out with his friends. Over the years he has been an active youth leader in his church and high school. Currently working on his Bachelors in Emergency Management, he volunteers as a firefighter/EMT and plans to become a physician of Emergency Medicine.
Fun Fact: Gil loves to travel and has visited 10 countries across North America and Europe.
If someone rides by you on a unicycle, it’s probably Kiera. Outdoor adventurer to the core, you will most likely meet her climbing at a crag, running a river, or backpacking a remote area of the world. Recently she served as an expedition leader for a large group backpacking up the tallest mountain in Malawi, Africa. Having earned her Bachelors of International Rescue and Relief this May, Kiera plans to use her skills in rescue, relief, leadership, and emergency medicine to help people around the world.
Fun Fact: Kiera won a $100 contest riding her unicycle and considers portaledges the epitome of happiness.
Well acquainted with the Moab landscape, Kory can often be found riding his mountain or dirt bike, rafting class 5/6 water in his Creature Craft (a specialty raft designed to handle big water), summiting peaks, hiking a canyon, or reading his Bible. When not guiding, Kory is a full-time rescue/medical professional who has responded to hundreds of rescues as well as national and worldwide disasters.
Fun Fact: Kory’s sister once went fishing and caught him with a hook, in the mouth!
Don’t let her quiet demeanor fool you as she is an accomplished outdoors-woman who loves exploring. Biking, hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, paddle boarding, and sky diving are among her favorite activities along with any other sport that involves flying. She can make a delicious meal out of the most mundane ingredients and has an enthusiasm for adventure that is contagious. Madeline has spent a significant amount of time volunteering around the world where she has participated in rural medical clinics, cared for young children and spent a college semester studying abroad. Wherever life takes her you can be assured that she will be involved in serving people.
Fun Fact: When not outside adventuring Madeline can be found playing her harp, reading a good book or experimenting with art.
He is an outdoor enthusiast who has spent most of his life outdoors and especially enjoys wilderness canoeing. Hiking, camping and exploring are also on Nathan’s list of favorite activities along with playing his recorder on mountain tops. Having extensive outdoor leadership training and experience he has been the leader for many large expeditions. To support his community, Nathan is currently co-leading a farm that will assist with the local food security.
Fun Fact: Nathan camporized a school bus and with his family drove it from Alaska to the Grand Canyon.
He lives in the highland deserts of Utah and enjoys camping and playing his cello. Following his love for music, Robby spent two years teaching music at a Christian high school, traveled to Israel on a music tour, and brings experience working with young adults as a camp counselor. As a local resident, Robby enjoys learning about the geology and history of the Moab area and loves to share interesting facts and stories about the local people, wildlife and landscape!
Fun Fact: Robby is a certified in weather spotting.
Her favorite activities include shortboard surfing, any type of climbing, mountain biking, snowboarding, whitewater kayaking, and snowmobiling. Wylie currently volunteers as a firefighter, holds many leadership positions at college, and plans to be a student missionary for a year before starting medical school.
Fun Fact: Wylie made it to the Nationals in Gymnastics
Adventure loving and mischievous Michael has played many a practical joke to the gleeful delight of his two daughters. Dedicated and hardworking, Michael is an adept leader and accomplished professional who has over 30 years of experience working with and training outdoor/medical/rescue professionals and youth. While not at work in the ER or in remote international clinics, he enjoys exploring the vast wilderness with his family on foot or via mountain bike, motorcycle, raft, rope or skis. His favorite scripture is Psalm 71:18 because it encourages him that God has big plans for him to accomplish.
Fun Fact: Michael was known as Death Wish Duehrssen while in medical school for all the crazy outdoor activities he did (ie. hang gliding, rock climbing, barefoot skiing, mountaineering, motorcycling, free-style bump skiing, and flying)
While she has spent much of her life serving underprivileged populations around the world, her family roots take her back to her family’s farm in the midwest where she grew up thinking the sound of the crickets chirping was the sound of the stars twinkling. She loves spending time in nature, hiking, rafting, camping, gardening, reading a good book, cooking up a delicious meal, being absorbed by new cultures, but most of all sharing time with her family. Her favorite verse is Romans 8:28 as it reminds her that no matter life’s circumstances that God always has our best interest in mind!
Fun Fact: Susan loves to laugh and considers surviving 16 days of rafting the Grand Canyon one of her most epic accomplishments! On second thought, she states that her true epic accomplishment is surviving being married to her adventurous husband for a full 33 years!!