2018 April: River

River is a two-year-old Australian shepherd/border collie/lab mix. She has been at Sierra View Country Club in Citrus Heights, Calif., with assistant superintendent Clifford Carpenter since she was eight weeks old. She was born for this job, and she’s quite good at it. River loves nothing more than chasing geese and squirrels, and when she tires out, she’ll make a pit stop at the main office, where all the employees keep treats in their desks for her.

Clifford has been the assistant superintendent at Sierra View Country Club for nine years and is a 2008 graduate of Rutgers University. When not working at the course or doing weekend geese checks, he and River are often somewhere in the mountains fishing, with River standing watch on the bow of the boat.

Photo by Clifford Carpenter