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Our Master Guides

William Dupree

Home River: Nantahala River, NC
  • Hometown
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Experience
    1 Years

Hailing from Fayetteville, Arkansas, William brought over a decade of experience with him when he first joined the Paddling School Team back in 2021. With a strong background in wilderness medicine, swift water rescue, knots/mechanical advantage, paddling safety, and river guide training, William is skilled in various aspects of outdoor education.

Growing up in a Scouting family, William was introduced to tandem canoeing early on. He started working for a local outfitter and was encouraged to paddle, eventually finding the Arkansas Canoe Club and the river family he never knew he had. After his skills advanced, he visited NOC and the Nantahala for the first time, and for the past nine years, it has been the first river he paddles when visiting the East.


  • ACA L4 Instructor in Whitewater Canoe for both Solo and Tandem
  • HSI Instructor for WFA/WAFA/FA/CPR/AED/BP
  • Holds certifications from Sierra Rescue in WFR/BLS/EPI INJECT
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