guide application process

If you meet our minimum qualifications:

  1. Email a copy of your RESUME (including pertinent whitewater, wilderness, and guiding experience), CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS (WFR, SWR, WFA, etc), and three PERSONAL REFERENCES (letters of recommendation will not be accepted) to our Program Director, Valerie Pufahl, at valerie@leapadventure.org

  2. Upon receiving your application, we will send you a link to our GUIDE APPLICATION. Please complete and return the application.

  3. Our interview process consists of at least TWO INTERVIEWS to ensure we are a good fit for each other. We will check your references and conduct a background check. This is a time-intensive process, as we are committed to creating a strong guide team to facilitate our program experience, uphold our safety standards, and provide excellent care and support for each of our participants.


We will review applications beginning in January 2019 and conduct interviews with qualified candidates on an on-going basis. 

We look forward to hearing from you, learning more about you, your interest in working with LEAP, and the skills, attributes, and enthusiasm you hope to bring to our team.

Please contact our Program Director with any questions you might have.

Contact: valerie@leapadventure.org