River Dancers Rafting

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Meet the River Dancers


The River is Our Life. Our love for whitewater adventure, wilderness and river rafting has inspired and enriched our lives … Come share our enthusiasm!

Our goals are simple: have fun, discover unique places, make friends, stay safe, experience the joy and magic of river travel!

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John McDermott

Owner & Founder, River Yogi, Storyteller and River Fashion Setter

John is one of he founders of River Dancers.  He’s been guiding for over 30 years and still retains his enthusiasm for whitewater rafting.  He is a master storyteller and has a deep reverence for the river.  He is an expert at balancing your need for adventure with getting you safely down the river.  He is also a superb dishwasher!

“You were outstanding hosts and guides, but more importantly, wonderful people."


Chantal Langenfeld

Owner & Founder, Office Captain, World Traveler, River Gourmet

Chantal is one of the original founders of River Dancers.  When you call to make reservations, you will talk with her as she is often in the office keeping the business running smoothly.  She is also the mastermind behind all of the great River Dancers meals.  Her warm personality and smile will make you feel right at home on any river trip.

”We were very impressed with the attitude of the guides and the example they set of not just skill in their craft, but a reverence for the river and the natural world." - Anna Rainville, Waldorf School Teacher


Mark Duden

Seasoned River Guide, Master Pancake Maker, Unsung Comic

Mark is a seasoned river guide, woodworker extraordinaire and knowledgeable “bird man.” His passion for the river runs deep and his wit and charm are irresistible.


Aaron Beverly

Experienced River Rat and Outdoorsman

Aaron, on hiatus from an electrical engineering career is an accomplished river guide, mountaineer, ski patroller and a highly skilled outdoorsman.


Alyssa Winkelman

Ski bum turned river rat...laughing all the way

Alyssa is a seasoned ski bum with a growing passion for being a river rat. Questioning anything and everything, she is always curious. Experienced outdoor enthusiast, accomplished banterer and master laugher.


Chance Jackson

River Guide, Pizza Maker, Water Fighting Specialist

Chance has been part of the River Dancers family for years … finally old enough to graduate as a full fledged river guide. Always laughing and having fun, he’ll keep us from taking ourselves too seriously.


Ken Nelson

Coyote Ken

Ken is the ultimate professional river guide and quite the accomplished musician. He exudes charm and knows a thing or two about having a good time…

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