Growing up in Nederland, Colorado, 18-year-old Hatcher fell in love with the big forests and cold rivers of the Rocky Mountains. He thrived in a family who valued spending as much time outside as they could, and inspired him to go on adventures like rafting on the Río Baker in Chilé and spending time as an intern ranger in Denali National Park, Alaska.
His mom, an Idaho Native, and his dad, an experienced raft guide, fed his desire for adventure in amazing places like the Main and Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The clear waters and beautiful ambiance of the River of No Return drew Hatcher in and he knew he had to spend as much time as possible on its magnificent waters. Greg McFadden and Hatcher’s parents have been close friends for years, and now that Hatcher is old enough, Greg has offered to take him on as an aspiring guide for the 2021 season.
Hatcher loves kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking in the endless playground of the Rocky Mountains, and if he isn’t boofing a wave or hitting a jump, you can find him reading everything from the Greek classics to John Kennedy Toole, or planning his next outdoor adventure with his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Boone, by his side.