Drew Vinson

River Program Operations Manager

Drew grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and had the good fortune to be the son of a river guide and a rock climber, both with ties to ETC. He spent his childhood learning about the wonders of the outdoors, and when he was fourteen, participated in an ETC Youth LEAD Program, which helped to solidify a budding passion for whitewater and for ETC’s mission. Over the next 10 years, Drew has remained involved in the organization, working as a volunteer, intern, trip leader, and now Operations Manager at River Camp. In between those river seasons, Drew finished a B.S. in Agricultural and Environmental Education at UC Davis, and spent some time commercially guiding in both California and New Zealand. Drew is stoked to continue creating memories with ETC, one of the most amazing communities that he has ever worked with.