Nic Houser

Licensed Guide/ Lead Boatman/ Trip Leader

Guide Status: Active


Nic Houser – Licensed Guide/ Lead Boatman/ Trip Leader. Nic’s 13th season of guiding, an avid climber, skier and biker, Nic is a great boatman with lots of local knowledge. Alex and Nic are great buds and love to climb and boat together.

Casey Jones

Licensed Guide/ Lead Boatman

Guide Status: Active


Casey Jones- Licensed Guide/ Lead Boatman, Casey’s 8rd season on the river promises to be a great one for his passion and enthusiasm of the river is contagious. A Graduate of BSU, Casey is an avid climber, and talented whitewater kayaker. Casey loves the river and is a great asset to IGS.

Perri Gardner

Marketing / Staff Support – Guide Status: Active


Perri Gardner is a Professor at CSI working on her PHD, she helps her mom with all office and especially food service related items. Perri moved to Washington DC for a couple years to work but has now returned home to help run the business and teach students the subject she loves — Political Science.

Tom Boley

Licensed Guide/ Lead Boatman/ Climbing Program Director

Guide Status: Active


Tom grew up in Seattle in an active outdoor family, skiing, backpacking and climbing at an early age. He graduated from The Evergreen State College with an emphasis in Outdoor Education and went on to work around the country for several Outward Bound programs. In 1990 he moved to Sun Valley, Idaho to take a job as the Outdoor Program Director at The Community School. He designed and ran climbing, backpacking, rafting, and biking trips all over the Intermountain West for 18 years. His main outdoor passion is alpinism, and Tom has climbed in the Yukon, Cascades, Alps, South America, and Euroasia. He is credited with some classic first ascents in the Cascade Range of Washington State. Tom is an AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) SPI Certified Rock Instructor , Wilderness First Responder, and a Climbing Wall Supervisor at our local YMCA. He continues to chase down his “inner child” through loads of fun in the outdoors. Tom works for Blue Fire Wilderness Therapy and is also licensed as a Rafting and Kayaking and Climbing Guide for Idaho Guide Service in Twin Falls and Runs IGS’s Climbing Operations at Dirkes Lake City Park on the Snake River at Shoshone Falls in Season.

Bill Studebaker

Licensed Outfitter & Guide/Lead Boatman/Trip Leader

Guide Status: Special Wall of Honor

*(Past Father & Son Guide Team Member) What can you say about Bill that has not already been said. He was the BEST, we miss him so much. Rest in Peace and paddle hard my Friend! 

River Poetry

Bill Studebaker