Brennan Guth ’93, March 15, 2001, while kayaking on the Palguin River in Chile. After attending Reed, he studied philosophy at the University of Montana, and he later worked as an Americorps member on environmental issues. He became a world class kayaker and founded a company, Tarkio Kayak Adventures, in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to bringing together the best whitewater instructors to teach kayaking to adults and young people and to lead tours around the world. He was well known for boating challenging rivers around the world and for making numerous first descents into uncharted sections. He was also featured in a number of kayak videos. Survivors include his parents, a sister, two grandmothers, a niece, and a nephew.