(Photo courtesy of Marley Weaver-Gabel)
During the past four summers, I have worked at a rafting company in Durango, Colorado. We raft 7 different sections of rivers ranging in adventure level, from mild to wild, just like the company name: Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep Tours(https://mild2wildrafting.com)! Along with raft rides, we also do jeeping trips and book tickets for the Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad!
I work in the office as a trip consultant, but my favorite river to raft is the Rockwood section of the Upper Animas! As a trip consultant, I am able to help our guests find the best adventure, whether they are looking for a land based trip or a
high intensity whitewater adventure! Working with people to plan the perfect trip is one of my favorite things to do, especially once the family comes to our office and I get to meet them in person! The first two weeks in July are our busiest season, and on the Fourth of July, we have a river parade and all of our guides dress up in crazy patriotic costumes!
I have learned so much about the back end of a business, including billing/invoicing, marketing, managing, and customer service. My experience has made me more marketable to future employers and I have broadened my skill base. Along with all the practical benefits, I have also met some of my closest friends through the company!
So if you’re in the southwest corner of Colorado, give me a call for some exciting excursion recommendations!
Marley Weaver-Gabel Editor-In-Chief