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...

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Joshua Huber

Joshua Huber

I still remember my first ever lesson with ACE. At 10 years old, Jeff, Joe, and Emily took me down Hiawassee river for a joint lesson with my family. We spent a week together working on rolling, catching...

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Lucien Scott

Lucien Scott

I’m a whitewater paddling enthusiast living in Chattanooga, Tennessee with a deep passion for exploration and the pursuit of happiness. I wholeheartedly love the outdoors, particularly the mountainous rivers. I have dedicated the last 25 years of my life to my passion...

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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

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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...

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Morgan Cox

Morgan Cox

Morgan has been a member of the ACE team for six years. Her love of whitewater started as a kid while taking summer family trips to raft on the Ocoee River. Nine years ago, a friend, who later became her husband, convinced her to go to Georgia State University’s raft...

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Jake Trotter

Jake Trotter

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

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Kirk Eddlemon

Kirk Eddlemon

My dad cultivated a deep respect and appreciation in me for wild places and adventure when I was just a boy, where we spent lots of time exploring the mountains and rivers of the world. In 2000 I started paddling whitewater regularly with a core group of like-minded friends. I’ve been a hopeless river-soul ever since

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