Indigo Creek Outfitters owner Will Volpert is the guest Friday on the 97th week of the Mail Tribune's live, unscripted and interactive sports chat.

Volpert started his whitewater rafting business, which runs half-day excursions on the Rogue River, in 2011. His rafting history runs much deeper, though.

Volpert grew up with parents who were rafting and fly-fishing outfitters on the main stem and middle fork of Idaho's Salmon River. He spent every year of his youth floating Idaho's rivers and exploring its canyons. In 2010, Volpert moved to Ashland.