When you go whitewater rafting, the guide makes all the difference. If you’re looking for your Raft One guide or want to find out more about our guides, you’ve come to the right page. Just click on the guide’s name or picture and you’ll be taken to the guide’s personal page. From there you can find the guide’s Raft One Facebook page. You are welcome to leave comments on the guide’s page or Facebook page.
|Brent Rogers||Dusty Rogers||Adam Austin||Ben Blanford|
|Blake Tolbert||Brad Baker||Chris Moore||Clay Hicks|
|Collin Barnes||Dameon Plume||Daniel Tardy||Derek “Bear” Case|
|Eric Shewey||Gavin Shelton||Jay “Coot” Cox||Jeremy Mahoney|
|Jess Moffitt||Joey Fadden||Justin Hobday||Kate Gardiner|
|Kaurie Wiggins||Kerrie Knox||Luke Johnson||Mandy Rhoden|
|Matt Miller||Matt “Prom” Price||Micheal Parrott||Mike Coburn|
|Nick Patton||Phillip Hoover||PJ Neyman||Samantha Fey|
|Scott Stanford||Taylor Brodowsky||Tony Padalino||Tyler Shepherd|
|Will Koehler||Zach Fey|
What makes our guides exceptional? First, they’re skilled at what they do and they’re experienced doing it. All of our guides undergo rigorous training that far exceeds Tennessee’s instruction standards for raft guides on the Ocoee River. Our trainees learn and understand the fundamentals of working with rafts: airing up boats, tying knots and maneuvering rafts with skill. They also practice river safety precautions, including plans in case of an emergency. They practice guiding rafts on the river many times and are placed in difficult situations where their decisions have immediate consequences. By the time the trainees become full-fledged guides, they both know the river and rafting well and know how to make good decisions fast.
In addition to being skilled at navigating rafts, our guides love being outdoors – and they love the river! Rafting season is the highlight of the year for Raft One guides.
What does this combination of raft experience and love of rafting mean practically? Our guides are more than prepared to take clients on the best adventure-filled rafting trips possible – and they’re passionate about doing just that.
Interested in learning more? To read more about what it takes to become a Raft One raft guide, see our blog post. To learn about Raft One and the love for rafting behind its founding, read our “About Us” page.
Ready to go rafting? Visit us! Schedule an action-packed rafting trip today.