Scotty Stoughton

COO / Co-Owner

Originally from the coast of New Jersey, Scotty has made a home in the mountains near Vail Colorado for over 17 years.  Surfing took Stoughton around the globe from Fiji to Kauai but the clean outdoor healthy lifestyle grounded him near the Colorado River.  With over 20 years of surfing experience to draw from, Scotty continued to search for a Colorado water sport that matched the excitement and freedom of wave riding.

While playing music in Kauai with his band Bonfire dub in 2009, he got his first taste of stand-up paddleboarding and has been hooked ever since.  The following spring it was time to take SUP’ing into the rivers.  At that time the sport was unheard of and rarely seen on the rivers of Colorado.  But with a C4 inflatable in hand, a life jacket, and helmet, it was time to take the plunge.

Since then he has spent the last 10 summers logging hundreds of days and miles on the rivers of Colorado.  Stand-up paddleboarding has been a life-changing experience with benefits ranging from relief of chronic injuries to the meditative peaceful mindset the sport delivers. Following a near first descent of the Grand Canyon with partner Javier on Paddleboards, he knew he needed to bring the overnight river expedition experiences to more of the community, and Adrift Dinosaur was created.

Scotty is also the owner of Bonfire Entertainment (event production company), founder of Campout for the Cause, (annual festival benefiting the international disaster relief non-profit All Hands, and local kids camp), founder of WinterWonderGrass and the frontman for Colorado reggae/folk band Bonfire Dub.