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Our Mission:
Mountain & River Adventures creates pure fun experiences, connecting people with nature and each other, through diverse adventure options that suit the individual.
The MRA Team

John Stallone
With only three boats, a handful of guides and an old yellow van to shuttle customers, the dream began.  Relying on three years experience as a guide for another outfitter here on the Kern, plus years as an Outdoor Leader for the Leisure Connection program at a university, John was able to successfully navigate the ebb and flow of administrative work and ultimately pursue his true passion, time spent on the water and trails. Because of John's leadership and passion, MRA is truly a full-service, outdoor adventure outfitter with strong stewardship ethics and community priorities. Read more...


Rhonda Stallone
Vice President/Marketing



Tom Horn
Operations Manager
I grew up around the ocean in southern California, swimming and surfing.  I spent all of the money I made over the years getting out of the LA area, exploring all the canyons, rivers, and peaks I could find in the Western US, while building my wilderness leadership and rescue credentials.  In 2004, I took a young woman to the Kern River, rented an inflatable kayak from MRA, successfully ran Class IV rapids with her in the front, and was hooked!  Since then, I became a Class V River Guide, and moved to Kernville. As MRA’s Operations Manager I am loving life!


Barbara Chrisman
Business Manager









Take 20% Off...

Did you know that MRA provides a 20% discount on Class IV Upper Kern river trips for
non-profits? Call to chat about the possibilities. Valid on new reservations.

20% off camping
February 1st - April 1st | give us a call

Interactive River Maps
View our interactive river map showing our different Kern river rafting trip locations.
Photo Keepsake
We shoot everybody! Photo keepsakes are available. More...