Zach Collier

by Zachary Collier

Zach grew up loving the outdoors first as an Eagle Scout and later as a backpacker and kayaker. He began his illustrious career as a river guide during graduate school at Stanford University while studying mechanical engineering. After four years as a teacher, he traveled for a while and decided to make a career as a river guide and outfitter. Traveling the world via rivers, Zach has explored the far reaches of the globe in search of stunning wilderness locations.

Words to live by: "May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." -Edward Abbey


Zachary Collier

Zach is the owner of Northwest Rafting Company and has led groups throughout the U.S. as well as Siberia, Bhutan, Nepal, Honduras, and Chile. His passion for wilderness shines through how he runs both his trips and his company. He's as confident on the oars as he is on the chess board, while he delivers a truly memorable experience in the most amazing places on the planet.

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