We are dedicated to

providing best-in-class river trips

Our commitment to safety, professionalism, and quality of wilderness experience is second to none. This starts with our vision of excellence and culminates with our team of professionals.

Boundary Expeditions was founded in 2016 with the vision of elevating the river outfitting and guiding experience to new standards. Founder Eric Ladd has drawn inspiration from 20+ years of guiding and professional business development to achieve this goal. Recognizing the importance of protecting our wild rivers and the incredible opportunity the guiding community has to share these rivers, he continues to inspire our team to champion wild spaces while providing A+ experiences for our guests.

Our Ethos

Adventure, Conservation and Education are the pillars Boundary Expeditions has built the company on with a focus on organizing amazing river trips while treating Mother Nature with the utmost respect.


we are focused on providing, safe, exceptional river experiences while inspiring guests and staff through connections with nature


we champion wilderness and wild rivers and hope to inspire you to do the same.


not only are we on a continual quest to further our backcountry knowledge, but we are eager to share our love for rivers and wild spaces with our guests


We flow with the river to help slow down time, inspire connections, and share in moments of gratitude.


Boundary Expeditions is an industry leader in river adventures focused on providing safe, exceptional river experiences while inspiring guests and staff through connections with nature.

Our Team

Our team is composed of backcountry professionals passionate about their careers, rivers and committed to ensuring your safety and an unforgettable experience as you journey through these wild and scenic spaces with us.

Every guide at Boundary Expeditions is medically trained as a Wilderness First Responder or EMT, and certified as a Swiftwater Rescue Technician.

We are excited for you to meet our team and experience the wealth of industry knowledge, eager hospitality, and quick smiles they have to share.

Owners/Trip Leads

Eric Ladd

Owner & Guide

Eli Kretzmann

Operations Manager & Guide


Mel Pareti


Ben Hawkins


Chris Metz


Casey Brown


Josh Dillahunty


Sydney Newell


Bill Bonner


Ross Shirkey


Jon Chin


Miles Hoover


Billy Wall


Hanna Belt


Lynn Richardson


Ryan Beatty (Swamper)


Guest Guides

Seth Dahl


Brian Ladd


Linda Wilton

Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor

Josh Timon


Jason Moore

Guest Guide

Black “Betty”

River Scout

Interested in a Career with Boundary Expeditions?

If you’re an outdoor industry professional excited about furthering your guide career and working with an elite team, then we welcome your application with Boundary Expeditions.

Guide Requirements

  • Professional guide with strong whitewater background
  • Team centered approach to backcountry guiding
  • Excellent customer service
  • WFR or EMT and SRT certified
  • Willing to work hard to execute exceptional trips

To apply: please send a resume and letter of interest to eli@boundaryexpeditions.com.