The river has been my second home for 13 years now. I became part of the whitewater world when I started working on the New and Gauley Rivers as a raft guide. From there I got into kayaking and found my way to stand up paddle boarding. I love SUP because it challenges me. It gives me freedom and allows me to explore and see the river in a new way, taking me places I would have never dreamed of. Being part of a sport that is new and still evolving is exciting! Meeting people who already love it, spreading the word about and sharing my passion for this sport is tremendously rewarding. I love the community, the competitions, and of course, the waves.