Ethan moved to the west to start instructing for COBS in 2019 and found his home in the canyons of Utah. Hailing from the great state of Maine, Ethan completed his Bachelors at Vassar College with majors in Education and Environmental Studies. Since then he has been Moab based, pursing his passions of rafting and learning about the canyons of the Colorado and Green Rivers. During his time away from COBS Ethan can still usually be found on the river guiding out of Moab, playing guitar at local restaurants and campfires, or dogsledding in the high peaks of the Rockies!
Ethan's favorite quotes are: "Do not ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive - for what the world needs more than anything else are those who have come alive." - Harold Whitman "`And you really live by the river? What a jolly life!' `By it and with it and on it and in it,' said the Rat. `It's brother and sister to me, and aunts, and company, and food and drink, and (naturally) washing. It's my world, and I don't want any other. What it hasn't got is not worth having, and what it doesn't know is not worth knowing. Lord! the times we've had together!'" - Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows