Meet your Guides

Meet the experienced guides and staff members of Performance Tours Rafting!

Performance Tours Rafting has been providing whitewater rafting trips in Breckenridge, CO since 1986. In the last 30+ years, we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the best raft guides in Colorado! Though the whitewater rafting industry has a high turnover rate (perhaps it is the seasonal work and transient nature of river guides!) Performance Tours Rafting has retained the same guides and staff members for decades! We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to work with these folks every day, and we hope you enjoy their company on the river and in the office.

Have you rafted with us before and recognize your guide? Feel free to make a guide request when you are booking your next whitewater rafting adventure!

Performance Tours Raft Guides are the Best Raft Guides in Colorado


Name: Jim, Operations Manager 

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 26 years

Hometown: Bloomington, IN

What do you do in the winter? Ski and work

Hobbies: Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP),Riverboard, ski, run, read, relax

Fun Fact: “For 8 years I was a full-time, year round, river guide.”

 


Name: Stu 

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 28 years

Hometown: Leadville, CO

What do you do in the winter? Avalanche Forecaster

Hobbies: Kayaking, climbing, rock collecting

Fun Fact: “I knew Erik Seidel, the professional poker player.”

 


River Handle: Rocket

Years Guiding and/or working at PT: 19 yrs as a guide, originally trained as a boatman in 1983 on the Upper Colorado and Browns Canyon

Hometown: Arkansas River Valley; Leadville, CO in the winter, Buena Vista, CO in the summer

What do you do in the winter? Groom slopes at Ski Cooper

Hobbies: “I’m building a wooden riverboat, if I ever get time!”

Fun Fact: “I spent 10 years on San Juan Island, WA working at a wooden boat shipyard. I fixed and maintained boats up to 50′ long. I graduated high school in Marion, IA and never really grew up!” 


Name: Billy H.

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 25 years

Hometown: Breckenridge, CO

What do you do in the winter? Snowmaking and Carpentry

Hobbies: Talking to “The Kid”

Fun Fact: “The Kid” is not a kid!

 


Name: John M.

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 16 years

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

What do you do in the winter? Snowmobile Guide

Hobbies: Kayaking, hockey, hunting

Fun Fact: “I worked at the National Ice Core Laboratory as Physical Science Technician in -36 degree temperatures all day.”

 


Name: Mauricio 

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 4 years

Hometown: El Paso, TX

What do you do in the winter? Ski Rentals

Hobbies: Snowboarding, Mountain biking, Rafting!

Fun Fact: “I speak Spanish!”


Name: Steve U.

River Handle: Useless

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 9 years

Hometown: Westy, CO

What do you do in the winter? Hibernate

Hobbies: Watching fires, sunsets, dogs and kayaking

Fun Fact: “Don’t stand down wind of me.”

 


Name: Mo

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 7 years guiding, 5 years with PT

Hometown: Buena Vista, CO

What do you do in the winter? Changes every year

Hobbies: whitewater, music, mountains, socializing, and traveling

Fun Fact: “I sang at Carnegie Hall in NYC with my college choir!”


Name: Ryan C.

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 8 years guiding, 2 years with PT

Hometown: Savannah, GA

What do you do in the winter? Lead Lift Operator at Keystone Ski Resort

Hobbies: anything that ends in ‘ing’: Camping, hiking, climbing, boating, fishing, biking, etc.

Fun Fact: “I went almost 4 years without swimming or flipping and broke the streak by flipping and swimming on the same trip. We are all in between swims.”

 


Name: Jared O’R

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 4 years

Hometown: Golden, CO

What do you do in the winter? Wait for summer!

Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking with my dog, teaching people things I know, sailing

Fun Fact: I am 6’4″ 

 


Browns Canyon RaftingName: Harrison W

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 10 years

Hometown: Boone, NC

What do you do in the winter? Sports Television Production

Hobbies: kayaking, reading, chirping

Fun Fact: “I am the 8th of 9 kids, and we are named in alphabetical order.”

 


Breckenridge raft trips, Meet your raft guideName: Chris R.

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 7 years

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

What do you do in the winter? Liftie, Barista, Snowmobile Guide

Hobbies: Guitar, violin reading, mountain biking, outdoors, snowboarding, deep thinking

Fun Fact: “Ever since I was a child I have been awesome at almost everything I try. Doctors say there is no known cure for it.”

 


Name: Jeremy P

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 3 years

Hometown: Houston, TX

What do you do in the winter? Gem dealer and jeweler

Hobbies: Reading, poetry, disc golf, horseshoes

Fun Fact: “I love sour candy!”

 


Name: DJ

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 3 years

Hometown: Chicago, IL

What do you do in the winter? Meander

Hobbies: Guitar, exploring

Fun Fact: “I can stand on my head but only momentarily.”

 


Name: Keen M.

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 2 years

Hometown: Tryon, NC

What do you do in the winter? Snowboard Instructor

Hobbies: Climbing, skateboarding, snowboarding, drawing and reading

Fun Fact: “I swim with the fish, climb with the squirrels, love ice cream and watermelon.”

 


Name: Felicity 

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 6 years guiding, 2 years with PT

Hometown: Asheville, NC

What do you do in the winter? I snowboard and wait tables

Hobbies: RAFTING! Hula Hooping, reading, singing…

Fun Fact: “I have four names, and my mothers whole name is in my name.”

 

 


Name: Tommy Gunz

Years guiding and/or working at PT: 2 years

Hometown: Scipio Center, NY

What do you do in the winter? Max and Relax, and work some

Hobbies: Backpacking, swimming, eating, sitting

Fun Fact: “I was a captain in the air Force one, and I grow beards extremely quickly.”