Dave Hanthorn

Dave Hanthorn

During the winter of 1999, after a 15 year career in construction management, God opened up opportunities for Dave to serve in adventure ministry; first starting as a volunteer, then in 2014 taking the position as Director of the Oregon Adventures base.

Dave says that he gives all the credit to his parents, without whose love, compassion and example of faith in God he might not be part of this ministry and helping others find their life in Christ. As a kid, some of his fondest memories were of being outdoors and camping. It was his father who triggered Dave’s passion for the river, the Bible, and a desire to share his story.

Dave is a vital part of this ministry in many ways. Some of his roles include being our organizational risk manager, Oregon adventure base director. Dave is a Rock Guide, River Guide, and Challenge Course facilitator, with certifications as a Swift Water Technician (Rescue 3), Wilderness First Aid and CPR Instructor (ASHI), Wilderness First Responder (NOLS), and Top Rope Site Manager (AMGA).

The river, along with the time he spends with his wife Sarah and their children, is Dave's happy place.