Hailing from South Dakota, Kelli found her way to the rivers in the West. Each year she splits her time guiding between the Middle Fork & Main Salmon Rivers with us at CANYONS, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with AZRA, and in China with Last Descents River Expeditions. In 2015, Kelli played an integral role in bringing a dozen-or-so young (unbelievably young!) Chinese kayakers and their parents on one of our Main Salmon trips, and a wonderful, well-produced short film resulted. Check it out here! She has worked intimately with Last Descents as they have helped to establish a National Park in Western China.
A few years ago Kelli started her own outdoor-wear company called FunHoggin’ Fleecewear. She hand sews fantastically fun and festive fleece board shorts and skirts. Just this year (2019) she is embarking on a small batch of manufactured skirts and shorts. If all goes well she will have more time to market her product. FunHoggin’ Fleecewear is about to go BIG! Once you see them for yourself, you will want to have one of your own.
Kelli’s authentic smile is like none other and the word “contagious” barely gives props to her amazing energy.
To learn more about Kelli and enjoy her responses to our offbeat guide interview, click here: Kelli’s Offbeat Interview