Iris is from Pagosa Springs, Colorado. She started rafting and kayaking at age 15, so she has spent many days on the river. Iris first started working on Idaho rivers in the 2008 on the Main Salmon. She started guiding for WRO in 2010 and works on the Middle Fork Salmon, Main Salmon and Middle Fork Flathead. Iris has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Fort Lewis College in Durango. When not teaching or spending days on the river Iris loves being outside mountain biking in the summer and skiing in the winter. Iris has also built a beautiful handmade dory, which she loves to get on the water every chance she gets. Iris is fun and a pleasure to spend time with on the river!