Derek Klapka

River Valley Staff

River Valley Staff – Derek Klapka 2017-05-14T16:34:35+00:00

Derek Klapka

River Valley Staff – Derek Klapka

Nickname: Dere-lick

Position at River Valley: Senior Grade 4/5 Guide (with long hair)

Rafting or Horse Trekking Guide: Senior River guide with long hair

Rafting or Horse Trekking Guide: Rafting

Hometown/Country: Hawkesbury, Canada

Background: Ba. SC, vet-tech, lab-tech, gen. Arts & Science but prefer the school of life

Favourite Music: What Spencer said

Favourite thing about working at River Valley: The whole package and B.L.T in the morning. Watching Spartacus with the crew

Greatest Work Memory: Shovelling the ditch with Brian Sage, midnight gravel missions, Dry flipping my ducky into Ben’s boat

Hobbies and Interests: Guitar, talking….lots, building, kayaking and trying to make sense of it all

Years as a Guide: Since 1995 – 16 years and counting

Years at River Valley: Seasonal since 2004

Extra Comments:

He aha te mea nui o te ao?

Te tangata, te tangata , te tangata

P.S. – I think that is the correct spelling

As well as ..practice compassion