Missouri River Outfitters

The Premier Outfitter on the Upper Missouri River

We are based out of Fort Benton Montana and take pride in our historic town and all it has to offer. We try to stay local and contribute to the local economy with all that we do. We supply Montana made items such as food, beer and gear. We give you the true Montanan welcome and service.

Missouri River Outfitters has been serving the Missouri River Breaks since it was started by a group of teachers in 1965. Missouri River outfitters is the longest run river company in Montana. We do not run any motors and try to keep the breaks a pleasant experience for both private and guided groups. We believe in getting out of the rush of life in some silence and tranquility.

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Meet Our Team

Nicolle Fugere is the owner and behind the scenes operator of Missouri River Outfitters and Adventure Bound Canoe. She spent 9 years enjoying her summers as a river guide, and lights up when she talks about her true love “The Missouri River Breaks”. Her goal in life is to have amazing “crows feet” and “smile lines”. She tries to live every day as if it is her last and loves crossing paths with all the amazing river people like herself.

Jenice Fugere– Jenice grew up on a ranch in Eastern Montana enjoying the changing seasons, wildlife and nature at its finest. When her daughter decided to Leverage her 9 years guiding on the Missouri River to the operations of Missouri River Outfitters and Adventure Bound Canoe, she said “count me in”. Jenice supports the operation with her 40+ years experience with accounting and business” (and tries to lend a hand whenever possible).

Keith Edgerton– Keith Edgerton is the chair of the department of history at Montana State University-Billings where he teaches American and Montana History. After his beautiful wife, Lenette, his true passion is canoeing and “glamping” on the Missouri River through the scenic White Cliffs with MRO. Keith has been guiding and telling tall tales on the upper Missouri River for the last 13 years.

Lenette Kosovich– Lenette is a Registered Nurse, but her career path has mostly been involved with Healthcare Administration, she currently leads the largest Rehabilitation Center in MT. She is also an adjunct professor at MSUB. In her spare time, you’ll find her taking off on exotic excursions, traveling with her “Sailor”, cooking and entertaining or hanging out with her and Keith’s very cool sons (all 5 of them). Lenette has been guiding with MRO for nearly a decade; loving the people, loving the paddling, loving the scenery of the mighty Missouri.

Nycole Henes– Nycole is passionate about helping others. She has a happy-go-lucky personality who loves running, yoga, tutus, sparkles and rainbows. She is currently living the seasonal lifestyle, teaching ski school in the winter, and yearning after every sprinter van on the road, while she is working toward a master’s in public health.

Nicole Cimmiyotti– Nicole Cimmiyotti teaches high school Art in Hermiston, Oregon. She joined Missouri River Outfitters in 2017 after taking a mountain biking road trip to Moab, Utah, and ended up meeting, riding, and camping with Nicolle, Nycole, and Kelly. After the school year was over, Nicole left Oregon for Montana and joined the crew for the first of many summers to come. In addition to canoeing, Nicole enjoys hiking, mountain biking, trail running, drawing, painting, and traveling.

Logan Tweet– Logan grew up on a small family ranch just outside of Fort Benton on the Missouri River. He started working for MRO in high school and continued to into his college years. He currently works fulltime as a civil engineer, but is still a small-town country boy at heart. Despite his busy schedule, he still finds time each summer to guide a couple of trips because of his undying love for the river. His agricultural upbringing in the Missouri River Breaks has embedded a vast knowledge of the land, the people, and the wildlife. Logan is an avid hunter and enjoys fishing, hiking and exploring new places.

Kelly Engen – Kelly Engen is a third-generation Montanan and originally from Fort Benton. After graduating from Fort Benton High School in 2006, he moved to Western Montana to study psychology. He has since traveled to seven countries on three continents and has worked as a wilderness therapy guide in the rugged SE Alaskan rainforest mentoring at-risk Alaskan youth. Kelly is passionate about wild places, photography, and new experiences.