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Team Sawyer - Kelly Wiglesworth


Kelly has been a professional Adventure Travel/Class V river guide for 20 years. At age 12, she began volunteering with various non-profit organizations and adaptive recreation programs as a junior guide and lifeguard. While attending college, Kelly worked as a lead guide for the UNLV Outdoor Adventures Program and the City of Las Vegas Adaptive Recreation Program. During her summers off from school, she worked as a Class V guide and guide school instructor for Whitewater Voyages.

Kelly was runner-up on the first season of CBS Survivor and hosted her own adventure travel TV series for the E! Channel, Celebrity Adventures - taking celebrities on extreme adventures worldwide. She has traveled and worked in over 28 countries. Kelly continues to work in front of and behind the camera as a host, writer and producer.

When not traveling or river running, Kelly and her 8-year-old son, Rio, live in Northern California, where she continues to volunteer with many non- profit organizations as a guide, mentor and disaster relief first responder.

Favorite Organizations:

Favorite Items On The Water:

  • Favorite Oar: MXS-G 10 ft. w/Dynelite Pro blades
  • Favorite Paddle: Mana SUP
  • Favorite Craft River: Right now it’s a raft so I can boat with my son, Rio. He loves to row. I love to kayak also. Santa brought Rio a kayak so we will be doing this together soon.
  • Favorite Craft Lake: SUP
  • Favorite Coolers: Yeti
  • Favorite Sunglasses: Goodr
  • Favorite Conservation Organization: Friends of the River

Kelly's Favorites