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 Morrissey, 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.
Mary Morgan, White Salmon WA. Mary is a professional kayaker and an all around outdoors fanatic. She's quite easygoing and has a genuine passion for a lifestyle of freedom and fun. Currently, Mary is on the hunt for the best whitewater creeks and rivers in the Pacific Northwest. Keep your eyes out for some amazing photos on the instagram site!
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 organizes several major whitewater competitions and Alex has helped many paddlers up their skills as well as helping them to tune in their safety and rescue techniques while on the water. He also operates Boats To Boards, which recycles broken kayaks into cutting boards with proceeds going to American Whitewater organization.
Nadia Almuti, Grand Junction, CO. "I’ve always loved playing outside. Winters are spent cross country skiing and snowboarding. I spend my spring and fall climbing and mountain biking. My husband Alex and I love to develop new climbing routes in Colorado and Utah. During the summer you’ll find me in in the river or ocean paddling and surfing. I love the outdoor community, the competitions, and of course, the waves."
Chris Wing, Saluda BC. Chris is a 20 year veteran kayak instructor and part time whitewater ninja. He’s no stranger to strains and pains as he is used to using his body hard for long hours each day. A student of the body himself, he appreciates the well of knowledge in relief and maintenance of the body that Fu Medicinals brings to the table. He is the founder and chief operator of H2O Dreams, which is America's premier kayaking school. Chris is also currently training to be a Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Cade Hertz, Accord NY and Futaleufu, Chile. Cade was raised on the river and exploring the wonders of the great outdoors. He's a kind and conscious individual who has shown countless of people down some of the most amazing rivers folks could imagine ever rafting or kayaking. Cade is at home in the mountains and always shares his stoke for the lifestyle!
Zebulon, Eugene OR. Born and raised in Eugene, Zac is a man of many trades and skills. He boats a ton, and has big plans up his sleeves in regards to boat design. He regularly uses Fu medicinals' topicals for his aches and pains.