My name is Ava Christensen and I have been paddling since I was 9 years old. I learned to paddle at the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and on the Ottawa river in Ontario, Canada. I enjoy all different types of kayaking; slicing, creeking, big water, and overnighters. I attended World Class Kayak Academy for two years which gave me lots of opportunities to paddle around the world. It really sparked my love for getting on new rivers and traveling for kayaking. Since then I have been making a couple rallies out west, a trip to Ecuador, and checking out more runs in the Southeast.