What type of paddling do you like to do?
Rafting, Flatwater SUP, Fishing
Where is your favorite place to paddle?
The Yampa town run is my favorite so far because you can ride it when it's super rowdy or when it's more mellow and it will always be a fun ride!
Tell us about your favorite paddling experience or biggest paddling achievement.
Last year I took out a Spud solo on the Yampa River and had so much fun with it. Everyone I went with was super encouraging and helped me get through the waves the best I could. Even though I swam (twice) I couldn't stop smiling the entire run.
You're leaving for the Grand Canyon tomorrow. What is the one luxury item you packed for the trip?
A blender!! Love a good smoothie.
What do you do when you are not on the river?
Skiing, climbing, reading or fly fishing!
Final thoughts from Jaime
I'm fairly new to the river community as I started working for CKS only a year ago. I wanted to work here because it's a great company in Steamboat and I wanted to learn more about water activities, especially since we have the Yampa River right in our backyard! It's so fun to be apart of such a welcoming and fun group of people.
I've been so lucky to have had the chances to get on the river and learn from the people I work with who have been on rivers for years. It's never too late to start getting after it and I can't wait to see what my next river adventure will be!