When I was 14, I started working at Wet Planet Whitewater where the raft guides and kayak instructors collectively taught me how to kayak. I fell in love with the sport and haven't looked back since. Growing up right next to the White Salmon I was able to paddle almost every day after school and throughout the summer. My greatest goal is to share the sport with the generation and give them the same opportunities I had when I was in high school. Over the last two years, I have been working to develop a kids kayaking club in the Gorge. My hope is to create easy access to the river for all kids living in the Columbia River Gorge.