The evolution of Teva began with an unassuming Grand Canyon River Guide named Mark Thatcher and an idea that would spark the birth of an industry. Mark grew up hiking the Grand Canyon with his father and has always felt an undeniable attraction to the Colorado River.
During his college days in the '70s, Mark worked as a boatman on the Colorado. From Crystal to Lava Falls, Mark learned each set of rapids like the back of his hand. He felt he was born to run the river and found great peace in its timeless rhythms.