Smile Spotlight: Meet Lauren
Meet Lauren! This month, our Smile Spotlight is pointed at this highly exceptional team member of ours in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We say she’s exceptional because she works for not just one but two of our locations in Jackson Hole, Mad River Boat Trips and Scenic Safaris.
Lauren was hired initially to work with our Jackson Hole Adventure Center nearly 6 years ago. While there, she helped book trips for different area activities in the Yellowstone area until the Adventure Center closed a little over a year later. Once that occurred though, she found a home with Mad River and Scenic Safaris.
When the summer season comes around, Lauren finds homage with Mad River Boat Trips as a River Cook. In her position, she prepares, transports, and cooks food for all rafting guests that take a trip. When it comes to transporting the food, River Cooks aren’t simply taking is by motorized vehicle to its destination point, rather it gets taken on a raft down the river where the rafting trip ends. Here, Lauren and her team cook several different dishes, depending on the day and time, including lunch and dinner. If you’re taking a trip that includes lunch, you can expect a meal that includes chili, cornbread, potato salad, pasta salad and more depending on your dietary restrictions. Dinner trips can include steak, trout, peach cobbler, or veggie burgers and more.
Since Lauren has a chance to raft on the river just as our guides do, she has the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife everyday, which she says is her favorite part of the job. She can see anything from birds of prey like osprey and bald eagles to beavers, otters and more. In addition to the wildlife, Lauren says her team at Mad River and Scenic Safaris are what keep her coming back year after year. She loves managers Mary and KC that offer the tight knit family environment that exists at Mad River and Scenic Safaris because of how “very positive” it all is. She said that “positivity trickles down” making it a place where employees never want to leave.
If you ever head up to Jackson Hole for a future vacation, you may get the chance to meet Lauren during the summer at Mad River or in the winter at Scenic Safaris, where she is the Office Manager at Flag Ranch. Learn more about Mad River Boat Trips or Scenic Safaris and plan your next vacation to travel around Jackson Hole!