Lucien is a whitewater paddling enthusiast living in Chattanooga, Tennessee with a deep passion for exploration and the pursuit of happiness. He wholeheartedly loves the outdoors, particularly the mountains and rivers. He has dedicated the last 25 years of his life to his passion for whitewater kayaking and moving through the mountains. His love for whitewater kayaking has shaped his life in every fashion; from where he lives, his friends, how he spends his free time and disposable income; kayaking even occupies most of his daydreaming.
Lucien has been paddling since he could walk. His father was a whitewater paddler and he introduced Lucian to boating as early as he saw fit, he instilled in Lucien a burning desire for paddling that still keeps him stoked to this day. Lucien started paddling whitewater at age 9 and competing at age 11. By the time he was 16, he started paddling as a full-time hobby. His desire for kayaking has taken him all over North America to some of the most remote and scenic stretches of river, so beautiful he could not have imagined them in his wildest dreams. Kayaking has given him his best friends and the purest of life experiences. The river has been his most influential mentor; teaching him some of the toughest life lessons but also given him some of his richest rewards. The river has shaped him into the person he is today. Without it, he would be lost.
Anyone who has spent any length of time with Lucien would attest that his stoke and desire to charge is genuine and organic and that his passion for enabling and inspiring others extends far beyond his own experiences and situation. His passion for whitewater drives him to continue to charge with determination, enthusiasm, and a flair for the dramatic to ensure he carries the flame and love for paddling in a truly inspiring manner.