Living and working in Paradise Valley is truly a dream come true and makes every day an adventure! When you visit here, you will understand what we mean. Every summer, our entire staff works and trains hard so we may show you what Montana and Yellowstone have to offer.
The owners, Patrik & Sarah Ondrus, are a husband and wife team sharing a love of the river, Yellowstone and Montana, and a passion for customer service. Our goal is for every guest to experience the same thrill that we feel every day living here in the mountains. We want to make your adventure special.
Patrik was born in Prague and grew up in Bavaria, Germany. Sarah is from Oregon and was a guide in Yellowstone National Park.
Where did we meet? On the river, of course!
As a locally owned and owner operated company, we care about you, and the experiences you have with us. Our goal is to provide you with the best experience possible!
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I'm returning for my third season as guide for Paradise Adventure Company, and I couldn't be more excited about getting back on the river! I'm from California, where I grew up hiking, biking, and sailing along the northern coast. I love motorcycles, dogs, and (of course) rafting on the Yellowstone River. See you out on the water!.”
After lots of soul searching, Adriane Burton decided to jump off the corporate ladder and take a leap of faith into a simpler and more fulfilling way of life in Montana.
She most recently worked as the director of marketing and business development for a family law practice in Charlotte, NC and has extensive experience in marketing for corporate law and the banking industry.
She loves her family and friends, yoga, traveling, and recently developed a borderline obsession with The Carolina Panthers. Adriane doesn’t really want to discuss Super Bowl 50, but she will happily show you how to “dab.”
Sarah, and her husband Patrik share a love of the river and a love of Montana. Their goal is for every guest to experience the same thrill we feel every day living here in the mountains. We want to make your adventure special. Sarah is from Oregon and was a Guide in Yellowstone Park...
...Patrik was born in Prague and grew up in Bavaria, Germany. Where did we meet? On the river, of course! Please come join us for a day you’ll never forget!
I grew up in the great Paradise Valley near Livingston, Montana. My passion for whitewater rafting has grown since my very first river experience as a kid. I love being on the river and sharing the experience with others. This is my third season rafting the Yellowstone River and I am ecstatic to be your guide and give you an experience of a lifetime.
I grew up on the lakes of Minnesota and after high school I moved to Hawaii where I worked on the beach and furthered my love for the water. It wasn't until I moved to Colorado a few years later that I found my love of snowboarding, hiking and mountain life in general. Other than playing outside travelling, writing, and live music are some of my favorite things and I cannot wait to get out on the river this summer!
Derick Zepsa from North Carolina. Appalachian State University- Sustainable Technology and Economics. I've guided on 12 different river sections over the course of 6 years and logged 1000's of river miles all across the US from the Chattooga in South Carolina to the Klamath in Oregon and California.
Ian Kenney Lives in Bellingham, Washington when not in Yellowstone. Loves to play and follow Basketball (college and professional), Football (College and professional), Baseball (Professional), and I love to Ski, I am looking forward to being out in nature, being on the river, and meeting lots of people. I recently went on a trip with my family to Yellowstone and got to see all the wildlife and walk around. I fell in love with the scenery and the wildlife, and really wanted to be here for an extended period of time!
Aussie Born Stu is an Intrepid Traveler & Photographer. A Lover of nature and wildlife. Student of Jungian theory.
Life motto: 'If you free your fears, you ultimately, must acquire bliss.'
Kate here from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania! Currently I attend the University of Vermont where I am studying environmental science, geospatial technologies, and wildlife biology! In my free time I love to bake without measuring, go on long hikes, eat ice cream, paddle boats, identify salamanders, rock climb, and spend time in my hammock!
Hello, I’m Sarah! I originally hail from the great state of Maine and am currently living in Burlington and studying Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Vermont. When I’m not geeking out about bacteria, my favorite pastimes include rock climbing, cliff jumping, mountain biking, and many other outdoor activities that mostly just make my mom nervous. I look forward to bringing my unparalleled love of mac and cheese, my affinity for killer dad-jokes, and my aptitude for good old-fashioned shenanigans to Montana! Can’t wait to see you on the water!
I grew up in Wisconsin, (yes, I LOVE the Green Bay Packers) have spent the last 10 years in Minnesota, and am finally making the move to Montana! I enjoy everything about the outdoors and spend every spare second I can hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, running...anything to get me outside! Leaving behind the confines of a lab and cubicle to follow my dream of working in the outdoors and meeting new people is my greatest adventure yet. I can't wait to see you all on the water!!