Izzy Collett

Instructor / CEO

Born/Raised: 

All over the state of Utah

Favorite Trip:

Rowing my 18'er through the Grand Canyon is at the top, but I enjoyed paddling to Mexico a few years ago. I love any expedition that is several weeks long.

Izzy Collett was raised in the mountains and deserts of Utah. The great outdoors was not just someplace to be visited on vacation, but rather a way of life for her family. She owes her love of the outdoors to her Mom, who always found time for camping, hiking, or fishing.

An ACA trained and BCU certified guide, Izzy oversees all training and educational programs. She instructs Leave No Trace courses, CPR/First Aid/AED, and Wilderness First Aid, and is director of our Field Institute.

With almost 30 years paddling experience, she also dabbles in backpacking, snowboarding, biking, and ATV's. Izzy has traveled extensively in the Southwest, as well as Mexico, Alaska, British Columbia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. Her passion to document her travels led her to a career in photography. Her photos grace the websites and walls of many local adventure companies.

Her background in the restaurant industry has helped her develop gourmet menus, with beautiful presentations for our guided tours. Her goal is to offer a premier guided service, combined with an authentic outdoor adventure.

Izzy Collett

DISCIPLINES / SPECIALTIES

Rafting, Canoe and Kayak Instructor, Multi-day River Expeditions, Meal Planning, CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor, Wilderness Medicine Instructor.

CERTIFICATIONS

CPR PRO/AED, First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, Epi-Pen Administration, Leave No Trace, Kayak Safety & Rescue, BCU Lifeguard, Canoe Instructor, EMS/ASHI Wilderness Medicine Instructor, EMT-B

FUN FACTS & FAVORITES

Weakness: Diet Coke
Top Trail: West Rim (Zion), Tatahoysa Route (Grand Canyon)
Primo Paddling: Johnstone Strait (British Columbia), Prince William Sound (Alaska), HaLong Bay (Vietnam)
Can't live without: My -40F degree Marmot CVM sleeping bag
Good Book: Running Dry (by Johnathan Waterman)
Scariest moment: Being stalked by a bear in Alaska
On my bucket list: Source to sea expedition on the Colorado River