HOMETOWN: Wayne, Pennsylvania
FAVORITE RIVER: Piedra River
BIO: Kate Kirkman began raft guiding in 2005 and has experience guiding rivers across Colorado including the Arkansas River’s famed Royal Gorge section and the Taylor, Gunnison, and North Platte Rivers. With Timberline Tours, she guides whitewater on the Colorado, Arkansas, and Eagle Rivers, and she also likes getting out on multi-day river trips as well as exploring new stretches of river. Kate was born in Wisconsin but grew up in Pennsylvania. She followed her love of the mountains to Colorado, where she met a cute boy and stayed. When she’s not on the river, you’ll find Kate outside camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, skiing, or hiking around with her dog.