Jim Snyder, Albright WV. Jim has been designing, building, and paddling whitewater kayaks for recreating and competition for as long as whitewater has been fun. He also designs and builds the finest wooden kayak, canoe, and rafting paddles on Earth. While being most famous for his role in developing the sport of Squirt Boating, those who know Jim all understand that he's a positive influence in many aspects of life. Photo credit to Joel Wolpert.
Andrew Morrisey, Hood River OR. Andrew is known for sharing his stoke as he charges big whitewater in the USA and beyond. Not only is he a professional kayaker, he also destroys the winter snow on his skis. Although he calls Hood River his home base, he may be found traveling, in pursuit of epic whitewater or frozen whitewater. Andrew is a very approachable person and has no problem talking with whoever about mountains, rivers, snow, medicine, or basically any topic.
James Shimizu, White Salmon WA. James is a whitewater kayaker who doesn't let fear get in his way of the pursuit of all things fun. Known for running big waterfalls and difficult whitewater, he enjoys a lifestyle of the free-spirited and as such this comes out in his general friendly demeanor. He's another great person to chat with about paddling, snow sports, and PNW living.
Alex Barham, Old Forge NY. Alex is a Northeast-based whitewater kayaker with a passion for preserving our rivers and also for gathering paddlers together for both running the rivers as well as for conservation efforts. He plays a large role in organizing several major whitewater competitions and everyone knows he's a great guy to learn the sport through. Alex has helped many paddlers up their skills as well as helping then to tune in their safety and rescue techniques while on the water.