Bill and Emily Marquis acquired ART in 2017 and are very excited to carry on the values and traditions. Billy has been guiding since 2003 and has a corporate financial background as a CPA. Emily has a passion for the outdoors and experience working in the ski and hospitality industry. She also currently has a Human Resources service firm. When they aren’t working at ART, the Marquis family spends as much time outside enjoying the Colorado activities as possible.
Julie Sutton, River Manager:
Julie has been with ART for 18 years, training in 1999. Over the years she has progressed as Guide, Head Guide and Kitchen Lady Extraordinaire. Julie has been promoted to River Manager being ART’s right hand woman in the Operations of the company.
Julie is an amazing woman and career rafter with a passion for building the sport. Her extended experience includes Guide/Trip Leader on the Gauley River and Salt River. She is a member and Captain of USA Women’s Raft Team R4 & R6 with team Back In Black (Red Ladies). Julie has competed nationally and internationally in New Zealand, Brazil, Indonesia, UAE. This year in 2017 she will be competing with the first USA Women’s Masters team in Japan. She is also an adjunct professor at CMC for Whitewater Leadership. Julie holds certifications in Outdoor Emergency Care, Wilderness First Responder, CPR for the Professional/Layperson, Red Cross Instructor and Swift water Rescue 3- Pro raft guide. Finally, Julie is the Secretary on the United States Rafting Association Board of Directors. Go Julie!
ART guides receive the most extensive training available, exceeding all state requirements by several hours. Our guides consider whitewater rafting to be their profession, not just a summer job. These fun-loving professionals are always willing to share their love for rivers and knowledge of the river environment. Most of our guides are EMTs or Wilderness First Responders and all guides are First Aid and CPR certified. Their average experience is more than 5 years. Safety being our #1 concern, all of our boats are self-bailers with foot cups and we use only the finest equipment available.