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Our Master Guides

Eric Neff

Home River: Nantahala River, NC
Master Guide Eric Neff
  • Hometown
    Cullowhee, NC
  • Experience
    18 Years
  • Achievements

    Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Nantahala River Assistant Manager, Master’s Degree in Sustainable Technology

Eric Neff, less formerly known as “Neff” with the NOC family, grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina where he can’t remember a summer he didn’t play in the rivers or creeks. He grew up knowing of NOC but was introduced to the beautiful Chattooga River by a good friend and the rest was history. Neff began guiding on the Chattooga River and is now stationed at the Nantahala River as Assistant Manager.

Eric is a certified Wilderness First Responder and also holds a Swiftwater Rescue Technician certification. He fills his days with exploring Western NC, walking the dog, running, cooking, reading, and planning his next big adventure – having recently traveled to Ecuador and with a couple of Grand Canyon trips under his belt.


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