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Our Master Guides

Andrew Koch

Home River: Nantahala River, NC
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  • Hometown
    Frankfort, KY
  • Experience
    10 Years
  • Achievements

    First in the Men’s Expert Division at NOC’s Freestyle Shootout

  • Sponsors

    Badfish, Liquidlogic Kayaks

Originally from Frankfort, Kentucky, Andrew has been with NOC for 8 years. After gaining a degree in English Literature, Andrew joined NOC’s Paddling School Instruction team becoming their Stand-Up Paddleboarding expert. With a certification as a Yoga Instructor, Andrew’s calming presence has been instrumental in teaching thousands of students the basics of whitewater paddling.

Andrew credits his happiness and fun spirit to his ability to share his love of kayaking during the summer and then travel the world during the off-season. His hobbies include climbing, surfing, international travel, mountain biking and yoga. His most recent adventure was a month-long adventure to the remote island of Sri Lanka to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. If you are around NOC’s Nantahala Campus and want to hear some tales from around the world, make sure to seek out Andrew.

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