Joseph (Joe) Gudger

Joseph (Joe) Gudger

Kayaking and the lifestyle that accompanies it have led me to see some of the most inspirational places and to meet some of the most inspirational people. It is hard to express in words exactly what has drawn me to the rivers so strongly, but I am thankful for that...
Lynn Barlow

Lynn Barlow

While in college, Lynn began working in the outdoor industry as a raft guide and spending her winters teaching skiing. She enjoyed raft guiding, but it prevented her from kayaking as much as she liked. On a kayaking trip to the southeast she met Joe, of ACE kayaking...
Nick Fiedler

Nick Fiedler

In1996 the summer Olympic Games were held in my hometown of Atlanta, GA. All of the whitewater events were held on this river a couple of hours away called the Ocoee. I’d been whitewater rafting there a few times and absolutely loved being outside on the water. I...
Brandon Beaty

Brandon Beaty

I didn’t start Kayaking until my late 20’s. I spent my first year of kayaking mostly swimming my way down the Hiwassee before deciding I needed some help. That help came from Jeff West at Ace Kayaking. Once I learned to roll, the sky was the limit. I went off on my...
Jen Maxwell

Jen Maxwell

I LOVE Kayaking! I remember the first time I was in a boat, I got flipped upside down to “wet exit” and came up with a huge smile. I knew it was meant to be. I have been paddling for 6 years and every year I find something new I want to accomplish. In 2011, I decided...
Morgan Wright

Morgan Wright

Four years ago a friend convinced me to go to Georgia State University’s raft guide school. A few weeks later, I was offered a summer job working for a small rafting company on the Ocoee. By the end of my first summer, I had fallen in love with whitewater and...