Our Company – Our Guides Make this a Family Affair!
For more than 45 years now the Dvorak family; Bill, Jaci & Matt and Anicka have owned and operated all their expeditions in the U.S. They have been outfitting whitewater adventure trips in the Southwestern USA on 8 different rivers and over 28 canyons. It’s not unusual to call DVK with questions and find Bill or Jaci Dvorak answering the phone and they will answer those questions anytime.
We are proud to have trained and hired hundreds of guides in the past 45 years. Many of our professional team have been with us 10 years or more. They are experienced, personable (to say nothing of fun), they take your vacation very serious no matter what you choose to participate in; rafting, kayaking, stand up paddling, fishing, multi-sport combinations and if learning a new skill is your goal – we’ve got the expert instructors to make it happen . We hand pick our guides from our guide training courses.
Bill Dvorak’s, guide training manual and syllabus stems from his own life long participation in all kinds of adventures in the outdoors and his teaching degrees in experiential education. He still does the main training and instructs the Rescue 3 -Swift water courses. He has honed a training program demonstrating the important skills of leadership, leave no trace and flora-fauna seminars, river geology and conservation/sustainable ethics for our natural world. Safety comes very important in their training requirements; First aid and CPR, whitewater and swift water rescue technicians each and everyone. He also works for the National Wildlife Federation as Colorado’s public lands coordinator for the past 7 years.
Your DVK guides are customer focused and are always learning new tricks from our guests, who share their knowledge as well to make for unique group dynamics throughout our trips. They are local “experts” about the geography, environment and natural resources of the land and rivers we operate in. Our crews are highly versatile and multi-talented individuals who are responsible for water safety awareness for guests, food preparation, trip logistical planning and creating a hassle free adventure. Anyone who may have taken a whitewater adventure will know their guides will makes that trip ‘River Magic’.
Meet our DVK guides and staff that we are so very proud to have on Team DVK and if you want to request a favorite guide, ask early in the season and we will try to match you up for your next trip but please understand, your request may not fit their summer trip schedule.
Join our guides on a Dvorak Expeditions outdoor adventure and let them share their whitewater experience with you!