Ellie arrived in Missoula from Vermont already carrying a love of the outdoors and mountains. For the past six years Ellie has been the heart and soul of the operation, doing all of the extra work to keep MRG running. She’s a ski patroller, an EMT and the friendliest guide imaginable. We are always trying to make sure our guides genuinely care about the people we share the river with. In Ellie’s case, she sets the standard. Her enthusiasm and love for the river is infectious. She’s fun, careful, humble, smart and gregarious. Ellie creates the MRG Garden and, along with Burgmuller, motivates Johnston to create better pancakes for our guide breakfasts on big days.
If there’s an event or party at the ranch it’s usually because Ellie has made it happen. Right now she’s baking Alberton’ most delicious biscuits, chocolate chip cookies, and cakes at Turntable Bakery
Trip Advisor Review for Ellie
“We booked our trip while the water was high and the white water perfect. We felt safe at all times but enjoyed the excitement of the 5-6 rapids we navigated. Our guide Ellie made the trip personal and shared a wealth of knowledge on the history, geology, wildlife and dynamics of the river which was an unexpected surprise. She also spins a great story and sports a great sense of humor so beware of the tall tale. This combined with the delicious lunch and other guide staff made it a memorable day. I would recommend this for couples, families, young adults and children.”