Dr. Amtmann is a professor of Health and Human Performance at Montana Tech. As that doesn’t keep him busy enough (John is tireless), he also works as an EMT, ski patroller, and travels the Northwest boating with his family. John is also a cage fighter with the nom de guerre, “the Chihuahua.” John has over two decades of whitewater kayaking and EMS experience. When not teaching river rescue, guiding whitewater trips for Montana River Guides, or sharing his everpresent riverside grill delicacies with friends, John is a professor for Montana Tech. His knowledge of the river and care for his students is matched only by his humility. And if you haven’t met his daughters yet, you will one day. They are already kayaking circles around Cody!!!

“Whether you are a river-rookie or an experienced boater, WRI tailors their classes to what you need to learn in a fun and challenging environment. Their scenario based teaching approach creates an electric learning atmosphere where you feel like you are in actual river rescue situations. I would recommend them to anybody!”

Eric Giddens, Owner Kern River Brewing Company/1996 Olympic Kayak Team Member
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