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!

scott

I prefer being outside hiking, fishing, biking, running, canoeing, and kayaking. I started canoeing as a small child on flatwater, paddling with my father in Georgia and have since traveled the world and competed in whitewater slalom, freestyle, and creek boating. I have spent extensive time in the Ocoee area kayaking with my wife Aleta (Miller) McCleskey, as well as my friend the late Jeff West. Now days I call Western North Carolina home and am focused on teaching others the knowledge I have accumulated over 30 years of outdoor experiences. I use positive reinforcement, enthusiasm for the experience, and a love for kayaking in my teaching and coaching. I am looking forward to working with ACE Kayaking School and spending time on the water with you.

 

Accomplishments:

15 time member of US Slalom Whitewater Canoe/Kayak Team

Past Member of US Freestyle Team

Multiple top 5 and top 10 finishes at Whitewater Slalom World Cups and World Championships

Passed winner of Green Race in C-1

Volunteer and coach at Nantahala Racing Club

Cast Member of Ultimate Survival Alaska Season 3 on National Geographic Channel

Certified Wilderness First Responder , CPR, and First-Aid