Guides

NOC Master Guides

NOC Master Guides have completed NOC’s exclusive skills development and advanced search and rescue course. In total, this intensive course requires 15 days of additional hard-skills development including Rescue3 International River Rescue Professional Certification and a SOLO Wilderness First Responder Certification. Participating guides are hand-selected by their peers and company management. With the graduating class currently at 45, more NOC Guides will complete this elite training course every year.

Will Norris

Will Norris

With over 13 years at NOC, Will is our resident jack-of-all-trades. Learn More

Stephan Hart

Stephan Hart

Stephan guides on all 7 rivers, instructs swiftwater rescue courses and is a plant expert. Learn More

Curtis England

Curtis England

Curtis, our Nolichucky River Mananger, loves everything involving whitewater and the outdoors. Learn More

Jae Jackson

Jae Jackson

Jae is the friendly face most kayakers and canoeists will speak to about professional instruction. Learn More

Colleen Hickey

Colleen Hickey

Outfitter's Store Manager, Colleen Hickey is a decorated USA Canoe and Kayak Team Member. Learn More

Tosh Arwood

Tosh Arwood

As Manager of NOC's Paddling School, Tosh's true passion is sharing whitewater with others. Learn More

Roz Crytzer

Roz Crytzer

Roz is an 11-year NOC veteran, the Chattooga River Assistant Manager and an endurance-runner. Learn More

Chris Hipgrave

Chris Hipgrave

Chris is our Paddlesports and Outdoor Schools Manager and a USA Wildwater Team Athlete. Learn More

Jordan Phillips

Jordan Phillips

Nolichucky River guide Jordan, studied art while enjoying the art of adventure. Learn More

Kesha Thompson

Kesha Thompson

Kesha spends her time inspiring others by working as a Paddling School Instructor. Learn More

Jason McClure

Jason McClure

A member of the NOC Team for 14 years, Jason is a whitewater veteran. Learn More

Christie Cochran

Christie Cochran

A 17-year NOC veteran, Christie spends her time on our two hardest rivers. Learn More

Jonny Horton

Jonny Horton

Jonny boasts the record for the fastest check-out on all 7 NOC rivers. Learn More

Erin Limkemann

Erin Limkemann

Erin is a Chattooga River Guide and self-taught synchronized swimmer. Learn More

Ryan Dale

Ryan Dale

Chattooga River Head Guide and NOC Recruiter, Ryan is a 5-year NOC veteran. Learn More

Andrew Koch

Andrew Koch

Paddling School Instructor Andrew is our Stand-Up Paddleboarding and yoga expert. Learn More

Chris Lakey

Chris Lakey

A Texas-transplant and veteran river guide, Chris helps manage our Nantahala River adventures. Learn More

Ben Perrin

Ben Perrin

Experienced kayaker and guide, Ben spends his summer on the Chattooga River alongside his family. Learn More

Eric Alexander

Eric Alexander

Eric loves the water—he kayaks, surfs, scuba dives and even studied it at LSU. Learn More

Alex Wolff

Alex Wolff

Experienced kayak and registered nurse, Alex spends his summers on the Pigeon River. Learn More

Tanner Giesey

Tanner Giesey

Tanner uses his 10 years of experience to guide on the exciting Ocoee and Cheoah Rivers. Learn More

Jameson Robarge

Jameson Robarge

Northerner Jameson does it all—guiding, instructing and raft repair. Learn More

Cornbread

Cornbread

Ocoee and Cheoah River guide Cornbread has a serious green thumb and love for the outdoors. Learn More

Kim Miller

Kim Miller

Nantahala Head Guide Kim enjoys paddling on and off the clock. Learn More

Steven Foy

Steven Foy

Foy finds time to guide and paddle while working as the GM of River Operations. Learn More

Sara Hunter

Sara Hunter

Starting at the Pigeon River, then Paddling School, Sara is now the SOLO Office Manager. Learn More

Craig Sanslow

Craig Sanslow

Craig has checked out on 6/7 NOC Rivers and is the French Broad River Manager. Learn More

Russell Hart

Russell Hart

11-year veteran Russell is a Chattooga River Guide and high school engineering teacher. Learn More

Kaitlyn Dale

Kaitlyn Dale

North Carolina native, Kaitlyn is one of our Chattooga River Head Guides. Learn More

Tim Brainard

Tim Brainard

Tim is a Pigeon River Head Guide and a designer of the 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Cup Feature. Learn More

Trey Moore

Trey Moore

Trey is a 5-year veteran, Nolichucky Trip Leader, Canoe Instructor and Raft Guide Trainer. Learn More

Raymond Brugger

Raymond Brugger

Raymond finds time to kayak and guide while keeping our computers running. Learn More

Paul Andersen

Paul Andersen

Meet Paul, a Nantahala River guide, aerial guide, bus driver and canoe enthusiast. Learn More

Zach Stipe

Zach Stipe

Eagle Scout and Tennessee native, Zach is now a Chattooga River Head Guide. Learn More

Kelly Hebrank

Kelly Hebrank

With 11 years of experience, Kelly is one of our most versatile Class IV-V guides. Learn More

Alex Weinert

Alex Weinert

Alex is known for his ability to paddle and guide virtually every whitewater craft. Learn More

Harrison Rolfe

Harrison Rolfe

Harrison is a lovable outdoorsman who also plays bluegrass and country western music. Learn More

Hannah Sheley

Hannah Sheley

A four year French Broad veteran, Hannah practices Brazilian Jiu Jitzu when she is on dry land. Learn More

Billie Harmon

Billie Harmon

Pigeon River guide Billie has a passion for the outdoors, music, theatre and teaching. Learn More