Teal is a Durango local, and studies Environmental Policy at Fort Lewis College during the school year. Teal has been selling rafting trips since she was 14, but finished her commercial guide school in the summer of 2016 and has been escaping the office to guide ever since. During the winter months she is a lifty and a snowboard instructor, but during the summer months she basically lives on the Animas river. She is the captain of The San Juan Sirens, the 2017-18 US U23 Women’s Raft-Racing team, and on most summer afternoons you can find them paddling upstream from the 32nd St. put-in for conditioning or messing around with the slalom gates at the whitewater park. Teal loves burritos, puppies and color coordination.