The Faces of SGT

 The Sleeping Giant name is from the ridge south of Livingston, that portrays a realistic sculpture of a face looking upward to the sky. Its towering peaks and bowls fuel the waters of the Yellowstone River. Matt and LaRue both grew up in Livingston, Montana, and have spent thousands of hours on the rivers and in the mountains. 

The river was, and still is, a haven to escape, whether it’s whitewater, scenic, fishing, or the traditional island camping trip with the kids. Their experience knowledge of the area is what makes their trips unique to others.

Their goal, through SGT, is to educate people on the ecosystem of the Greater Yellowstone Basin, while providing a recreational outlet with memories that will last a lifetime. 

Matt was born and raised in the Mountains. He has worked as a whitewater and scenic river guide since 2011.Outdoor recreation is, and always will be, a way of life for he and his family. When he is not guiding clients, Matt can be found on the river with his family, or mountain biking the area’s premier single-track. Matt is certified in CPR, 1st Aid, and Swift Water Rescue.

LaRue, like Matt, was born and raised in the Mountains. Her background in Environmental Science and Biology provides in-depth education to SGT river trips. LaRue can be found on the race hill at Bridger Bowl, during the winter months, or at the local softball diamond during the summer nights. LaRue is certified in 1st Aid and CPR.