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Our Master Guides

Brian Payne

Home River: Ocoee
Master Guide Brian Payne
  • Hometown
    Chattanooga, TN
  • Experience
    7 Years
  • Achievements

    CDL, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Robot Technician, BS in Mechanical Engineering, Ocoee Head Guide

Brian came to NOC after participating in Guide School and learning about whitewater sports in his college Canoe & Hiking club and has been with us for eight years. As a Head Guide on the Ocoee River, Brian was part of the inaugural team at our new Ocoee river location in 2020, the hard work and dedication to make that transition possible is something he is very proud of!

Brian is a true outdoorsman, seizing every opportunity to be outside in any element. In his “downtime” you can catch him slacklining, highlining, backcountry skiing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, taking on Polar Plunges and more. Brian has his CDL, Swiftwater Rescue, Wilderness First Responder, and Robot technician certifications.

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