Jessie Thiel Shallow grew up as a farm girl in South East Idaho before moving to the town of Salmon. She studied Biology at “every college in Idaho,” and recently received her Masters in Biology from Idaho State University. Jessie is a Wildlife Tech for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game
and spends much of her time tracking and studying animals throughout Central Idaho’s natural lands. If you love plants and animals, this is the girl you want to talk to!
Jessie’s first foray into river guiding took place in 1999 with Idaho Adventures on the Main Salmon River and she has since worked for a few other Idaho outfitters. In 2004 she began running the Middle Fork of the Salmon part time for Helfritch River Outfitters. When not working there, she guides on the Owyhee, Jarbridge, Bruneau, Main Salmon, and Flathead rivers; in Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
During the off-season Jessie continues her work as a Wildlife Tech for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. She spends as much time as possible outdoors and loves everything about it; from plant identification to hunting and fishing. She is newly married to a hot-shot backcountry pilot and loves spending time with him flying in and out of the wilderness. In the spring of 2013 Jessie and her husband Dave welcomed a new baby girl into the world. We can't wait for baby Reese to be old enough to join us on the river! Congratulations Jessie and Dave!!