Congratulations!..

to the following guides who are now GUIDE & OUTFITTER RECOGNIZED PROFESSIONAL (GORP) Guides. These guides have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and professionalism by taking the time and effort to complete this recognition and training program.

 

These guides and outfitters are GORP certified. They have successfully completed the GORP Program which trains in the five key components of adventure travel as identified by the international tourism organization, Adventure Travel Trade Association.

GORP guides have demonstrated professional-level skills and knowledge in the areas of local geographic features, natural features, 101 species identification, and history, as well as guest services and business management in the outdoor recreation and tourism industry.

These guides may be fully licensed guides by the Oregon State Marine Board, or employees of licensed guides or those training to become guides. Guides that are not leading remote adventure activities may not be required to have a license in Oregon (example: city guides)

The next offering will begin in January 2019, see the OSU Sea Grant Extension GORP Guide training program.

As of December 18, 2018 the following guides are now GORP-Pro Guides

John Blanchard

541-260-9110

Sharkey’s Charters, Charleston OR

Fishing & Crabbing

Stephanie Carter

971-249-8425

Next Adventure, Portland OR

Kayaking, Paddle Board, Snow sports, Camping

Marty Giles

541-267-4027

Wave Crest Discoveries, Coos Bay OR

Nature Guiding

Michael Hazen

503-440-1354

website: gofishwithmike.com

facebeook: hazensguideservice

Hazen’s Guide Service LLC, Clatskanie OR

Fishing

Cooper Hedgecock

541-537-0256

Indigenous Adventures, Coos Bay OR

Fishing

Ryan Johnson

pdxartists@gmail.com

Guide services under development, Langlois OR

Fishing

Brian Kraynik

541-999-6575

Coos Boat Tours

River Tours

Dave Lacey

541-373-0487

South Coast Tours, Gold Beach OR

Surfing Lessons, Land & Sea Tours

Marcus Mayorga

714-822-0388

South Coast Tours, Grants Pass OR

Kayaking, Paddle Boarding

Amy Pallari

541-993-0963

All Star Rafting, Maupin OR

Rafting & Equipment Rental

Nichole Shipman

541-537-0256

Indigenous Adventures, Coos Bay OR

Fishing

Stephen Shunk

541-408-1753

Paradise Birding, Bend OR

Birding & Natural History

Bill Taylor

503-983-2200

Osprey Guided Adventures, Tigard OR

Fishing, Crabbing, Mushrooms, Berries

Note: Each of the GORP Guides receives a certificate listing the courses they completed.

An example Certificate can be seen below.
More details and additional listings to be published in 2019

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