AJ DeRosa, owner/operator of Wooden Boat River Tours, has been a river guide and outfitter since 1973. During his 30+ years in the guiding business he has worked in Argentina, where he established the first ever float fishing operation, Chile, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. In 2005 he retired from a 27 year career as a ski patrolman at Snow King Mountain (5 years) and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (22 years). He began honing his outdoor skills as a camp counselor/canoe guide in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota at the age of 16. A lifetime in the outdoors has given him a great appreciation for the natural world and practical knowledge of the flora and fauna of the riparian habitat of Jackson Hole. In his other life, he plays jazz saxophone and is a life long Cubs fan.