Expert Instruction

Our instructors are excellent at reading your abilities, and deliver what you need to move to the next level.

Custom Lessons

You are in control of your own lesson. Whether it is one on one instruction or in a group, you will be amazed at what you are capable of!

Expert Instruction

Our instructors are excellent at reading your abilities, and deliver what you need to move to the next level.

Custom Lessons

You are in control of your own lesson. Whether it is one on one instruction or in a group, you will be amazed at what you are capable of!

jake

I started working on the Ocoee in 2009 as a raft guide and that is when I found my true passion for whitewater. I grew up interacting with water and learned early on to appreciate it. Fishing and tubing on the creek behind my house and the Hiwassee River with my family was a very common occurrence when I was young. We also made camping trips to the Tellico River many times a year as I was growing up. The natural attraction to rivers and being around them has aways been something I have felt strongly about; however, I did not find my true medium for expressing this until I started kayaking. At the end of my first year as a raft guise I got in my first kayak and the script flipped. There was no turning back. Not only do I love kayaking and the joy I get out of each and every moment spent on the water, but I also don’t think I could find a better community to be a part of. I have spent my whole paddling career trying to improve so I could do better things and see better places, but I have found a new aspect of kayaking that I thoroughly enjoy and that is teaching. That moment when something “clicks” and you get to see someone get excited about kayaking is hard to beat. I feel very fortunate to not only get to share kayaking with people, but to make it my lifestyle and my job. I am very happy to be a part of Ace and I am thankful for the opportunity to potentially change people’s lives. That is a bold statement but if you are considering taking a lesson with Ace my only advice is buckle up. Because after you discover kayaking nothing will be the same.