KODI Rafting has been taking people on guided, whitewater raft trips since 1986, and our customers love us. The reason for this is our friendly office staff and helpful, professional river guides. Many of our highly trained, raft guides have been with us for years.
KODI Rafting Owners – Dave and Amy McGrath
Dave and Amy are excited to return to Summit county to pursue a dream of spending their lives on the river and living in the mountains with their family. They have been rafting together since 2002 when Dave began his career as a raft guide on the Arkansas River. The duo spent several years living and working in the area after graduating from Kansas State University. After starting a family in 2009 they set out on a new adventure and relocated to their home state of Kansas to reconnect with their roots. Together they share a passion for the river and are excited to pass the KODI legacy on to their daughter Danni, and son Thomas.
Raft Guide – Krista
Krista, aka Mama Wolf, has been with KODI for 15 seasons, and rafting commercially for 16. She is KODI’s training manager for ‘new’ guides and lives in Leadville with her husband, Danny, and their 3 dogs Rosco, Pigpen and Yackson. Out of all the rivers we raft with KODI, her favorite section is the Numbers on the Arkansas.
River Manager / Raft Guide – Sabrina
Sabrina is the river manager for KODI’s Arkansas River Outpost, in Buena Vista and has been a rafting guide for 19 years. She lives in Leadville with husband Geoff and their three labs Blue, Gage & Maddie. Although her favorite river is The Ark for it’s diverse beauty, her best river memory is getting a mother who had never swam a day in her life to take a dip with her on The Upper Colorado.
Raft Guide – Kevin
Kevin’s life goal is to escape the corporate world and like many of us – live the dream! In his 4th season of Rafting, he has not met a river yet that was not his favorite. His son and 2 Maine Coon’s would agree that he could never live without water running down-hill, in all seasons.
Office Staff – Christine
Christine is a part-time office staff member in Frisco, and a full-time KODI family member. This will be her 5th season with KODI and her favorite river is Clear Creek because of the non-stop excitement. She has a lovable Jack Russell Terrier named Rocky whom is the “most spoiled pup ever!”
Raft Guide – Mike
Mike, sometimes known as Captain Miko, lives in Breckenridge and is entering his 5th season as a guide. His favorite river is whichever has the best flow and his most memorable day on the river was his first day of raft guide training when it rained, sleeted, & snowed on one trip. If he had to pick one thing he could never live without, it would be adventure!
Raft Guide – Stacey
Stacey has been guiding with KODI for 6 seasons, and lives in Frisco with her dog Stella, Cat named Pixxie and a betafish named Mr. Peri Winkle. Her favorite river is the Blue (when it runs) and she likes to bake her own bread and can her own jams and pickles. Stacey is currently attending CMC for a certificate in Outdoor Education and her dream is to one day fly helicopters.
Raft Guide – Jay
With many years of experience under his belt, Jay navigates the rivers with confidence. Jay lives in Frisco and enjoys spending time with his wife, Jennifer and sons, Aiden and Samuel.
Don’t be fooled by his sense of humor, Jay will keep you safe as well as entertained while adventuring on the rivers.
Raft Guide – Justin
Justin, who also goes by his river handle “Meat”, began rafting with KODI in 2013. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Wyoming and his favorite section of River is the lower canyon advanced section of Clear Creek. Justin’s favorite KODI Rafting Family memory is when Team KODI took 2nd place in the 2014 summer chili Cook-Off.
Raft Guide – Terry
Terry, known on the river as El Coyote, has been guiding for KODI since 2014. Terry’s favorite river is the Arkansas, and in the “off-season” he lives in Eureka Springs, AR. His favorite KODI Rafting memory is when the KODI crew went to the FibArk festival in Salida.