As a river guide and outdoor educator for nearly 20 years, Mike Fiebig has paddled and rowed over 13,000 river miles, teaching expedition kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and packrafting along the way. He is a licensed whitewater guide in Idaho and Utah, a Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, former River Ranger and ACA-certified kayak instructor, and he spent many years living in a truck while working in the Intermountain West. After watching beloved places disappear over the years, Mike sought a Master's Degree from the University of Montana in Public Lands Policy and Conflict Resolution in order to give more back the wild places that gave so much to him. More recently, he is a former Presidential Management Fellow, Climate Change Specialist, Wyss Conservation Fellow, and public lands advocate of many stripes.  Mike is currently the Associate Director of the Northern Rockies Region at American Rivers.


Jenny Fiebig


Jenny has been drawn to “the woods” across her lifespan. Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, these forested mountains offered solitude, clarity and plenty of opportunity for play.  After high school, she ventured to the coast of North Carolina; her curiosity then took her to other countries and eventually finding home the Intermountain West. She fell in love with not only this landscape, but also with the culture surrounding these wild and remote lands. She met her equal, Mike Fiebig, in Vernal, Utah while working at the NOLS River Base. From here they continued their adventures together, exploring what the Intermountain West had to offer. Jenny graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a BA in History. She worked in wilderness therapy and outdoor education for the remainder of her 20’s. In her early 30’s, Jenny returned to graduate school to earn her MS in Mental Health Counseling at Montana State in Bozeman. She has been working at a Licensed Mental Health Therapist since graduating in 2012.

Jenny continues to seek growth in the knowledge of her craft, in the exploration of the Intermountain West, and in skills that help herself and others connect to their truest sense of self, community and the lands they love. You can find her trail running, swimming in lakes in the summer, snowboarding mountains in the winter, running rivers by raft or packraft, or walking with a pack on her back in the mountains or canyons to just see what is out there.