What type of paddling do you like to do?
Multi-Day/Expedition, Rafting, Whitewater SUP
Where is your favorite place to paddle?
The Yampa River whether it's town runs through Steamboat or Multi-Day.
Tell us about your favorite paddling experience or biggest paddling achievement.
Biggest Paddling Achievement and also favorite is rowing the entire Grand Canyon on 2 different occasions.
You're leaving for the Grand Canyon tomorrow. What is the one luxury item you packed for the trip?
AIRE River Couch!!!
What do you do when you are not on the river?
Skiing and riding once there's enough snow.
Final thoughts from Jack
I originate from Maine. Grew up doing most team and outdoor sports. Fell in love with Skiing and Snowboarding which brought me to a small mountain college in Farmington, Maine. Here is where I was first introduced to whitewater on the Kennebec and Dead Rivers and also where I met some life long friends who I meet up with for paddling trips around the US. My love for whitewater and Skiing brought me to Steamboat Springs, CO. A great centralized spot to access amazing powder days and big Whitewater. Exploring the tops of the Highest Peaks and low in the deepest canyons.
Multi-day rafting trips and seeing every corner of the west was a major focus and I've been making that dream a reality. Working at Hala and CKS has opened many doors and created many great memories so far. Working with like-minded and MOST RADICAL paddlers have made this "job" so fun. Looking forward to running the funnest paddle shop in Steamboat and getting on the water everyday once the snow melts! Cheers!