“The ORL program prepared me for what I’m doing now by giving me the skills and knowledge to competently run my own outfitter. The most valuable part of the program was its flexibility, which allows students to choose their own areas of expertise and not just one set program path. If you love the outdoors in all four seasons, then ORL is the place for you.”
Steven Rizzo is co-owner of a whitewater outfitter in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on the Menominee River. He lives in Vulcan, Michigan. He will spend two months at the end of 2011 in Japan for a 650 mile hike around Shikoku, its fourth largest Island. He plans to continue with his self-employment and hopes to continue his education so he can instruct Swift Water Rescue courses.