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!
We hire people who are fun, safe and passionate about life. Our staff is Swiftwater Rescue and First Aid/CPR Certified.
I'm originally from upstate NY and grew up exploring the Adirondack Mountains. I've worked as a fishing and archery instructor for a YMCA camp there and am fortunate enough to now be part of the PAC team. I currently attend Montana State University in Bozeman and am majoring in political science with the ambition of one day ruling the world. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and all the fun we're going to have on the river this summer.
I am a fun loving adventurer, currently attending Green Mountain College as an Adventure Education major. I have been exploring Montana since I was a child, and every time I return, I am awed by its beauty. I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including skiing, mountain biking, rafting, & backpacking. Montana represents a certain beauty and freedom to me that seems unmatched to any other place I've been.
I was born and raised in Idaho, with an immense passion for the outdoors. I love to paddle whitewater, fly fish, mountain bike, ski, and play guitar. I study mechanical engineering at Montana State University, and I enjoy having the opportunity to learn new things everyday.
...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 a military family traveling all my life living in Hawaii, California and Colorado to name a few. When I was 19, I started guiding sled dogs all over the Rockies from Aspen, Jackson Hole to Big Sky. I am an avid backpacker, fisherman, snow and river enthusiast. Although I've moved around my whole life, my families roots are from Montana. So I've always had a connection with the rivers and the mountains here in Big Sky country!
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...
I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Mississippi State University. With Mississippi being a far cry from Montana and Yellowstone, it has long been my dream to get out west and see the rest of the nation. When I'm not thinking of ways to get west of the Great Plains, I'm exploring what the Southeast has to offer via mountain biking, kayaking, or hiking.
Can't wait for the summer!
I was born and raised in southern California, where I spent all my summers either hiking, camping, or at the beach. In college I spent time studying and exploring in Brazil. I have recently relocated back to the states after working in Japan for the past two years. I'm looking forward to new adventures on the river this summer!
Kristin speaks: Japanese and Portuguese
I was born and raised in New York. My family’s roots trace back to El Salvador. I am currently majoring in Adventure Education at Green Mountain College in Vermont. I have been a lifeguard & swim instructor since 2012 at the YMCA in NY. Swimming, camping, nordic skiing, & rock climbing are my passions. I am thrilled and grateful to be part of the PAC team this summer!
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.”
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!.”
I am born and raised in Oregon, with an active love for the outdoors and exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest. However my father moved to Montana 6 years ago and I fell in love with the mountains! My favorite outdoor activities include rafting, camping, hiking, and finding waterfalls. Other interests include archery, ALL animals, and playing volleyball. For the last two years I played collegiate volleyball at Lower Columbia College in Washington, while coaching girls club volleyball. I am now transferring to Western Oregon University to obtain an environmental biology degree. I can’t wait to get on the river this summer; nothing adventured, nothing attained!