Melanie West

Melanie came to us from Appalachia where she guided on the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania for 5 seasons.  Originally a Youngstown, Ohio native; she likes going whitewater boat riding with her friends, skiing, gardening, and playing beer league hockey. Instead of pushing rubber for us, she is helping run the whole show of MWW.…

Joey Pauley

This guy’s smarts aren’t lost in his long hair! A degree in Molecular Biology from UC Santa Cruz was just a starting point in his study of living-the-good-life. Skiing all winter and working all summer are great traits of this calm, cool, and collected guy.


He was once a flower delivery boy!…

Emma Murphy

Emma is graduated in May 2020 with a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship  from MSU. She plans to work in the field specializing in SEO and SEM, but does not want to give up one last summer of fun zip lining with friends. On days off you can find her hiking with her pup, Nelson!
Fun Fact
She was supposed to spend a month in Europe in May 2020, but due to COVID-19 plans were ruined…but now she gets to start zip lining sooner!

Cole Stanwyck

The utility player of MDub. Cole does it all. That is all.…

April Bennett

Lucky for us, Montana Whitewater found April at a Bridal Fair during the winter of 2016. Originally from Mississippi, April told us that she has always dreamed of becoming a zipline guide.


April LOVES hiking with her pup Stella (shown below).…

Anna Herbert

Anna was a collegiate cheerleading captain at MSU, has two degrees, and now lives in her car…….her parents are very proud.…

Bill Zell

Bill is the owner and creative director of Montana Whitewater Rafting Company. Before starting it in 1992, he worked at Xerox, IBM, Credit Suisse and NOLS. He speaks Spanish, French, German, Chinese and some Mongolian. He is an accomplished open boat canoeist, guitar player and storyteller. He loves to make people laugh.…