Cooper is a San Francisco Bay Area native where growing up he was lucky to call the nearby Pacific Ocean and Sierra Nevada Mountains his playground. While attending UC Santa Barbara as an Environmental History major and drummer of the UCSB Jazz Orchestra, Cooper began his guiding career on the rivers of California.
A Whitewater Voyages alumni and former manager on the Tuolumne River Cooper has now guided and led trips on four different continents around the globe, chasing summers in India, Chile, Zambia, Swaziland, and South Africa. He is a guide’s guide who takes his craft seriously and has a passion for bringing out the best in people.
He is currently splitting his time between here, Africa, Patagonia, and British Columbia.