The Crew

Sara Garcia

Sales and Office Manager/Owner

Shop Mom.

Mike Garcia

Whitewater Guru & Owner

Owner and Founder of Northern Lights now in business for 40 years.
Kayaker Rafter and Canoer. Mike grew up in a Canoe in Minnesota running rivers with no maps, there were none!
Transitioned into Western Rivers in 1977 when I bought my first kayak to tackle the dramatically different western rivers and Co-founded the first Rafting Company on the Gallatin and Bear Trap of the Madison rivers.
Paddled and rafted the last 50 years on over a hundred rivers on 3 continents. Mike spends the winters in Chile doing the same where there is another Rivers Lakes & Oceans store that oldest son Ian runs, Ian lives in Chile year round. Come on by Northern Lights Rivers Lakes & Oceans and I'm happy to help make your river dreams a reality. I'm always available for private instruction.
Here's my cell if you ever need it 406-580-2225



Likes to chase coyotes in the Bridgers during her "down time."


"Jill of all trades"

Find her on the river or in the mountains.. or occasionally at work sharing her passion for the outdoors with you! Long time employee & Fancy Raft Cupholder inventor.


Premier employee.

Human Geographer by education, boater by necessity. Long time employee & gear wizard.

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