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Raymond Brugger

Hometown: Ridgeway, IL

Years of Experience: 5

Home River: Nantahala

Achievements: Created scoring system for International Canoe Federation freestyle competitions

Meet our IT Department Manager, Raymond. Originally from Illinois and with degrees in Computer Science and German, Raymond keeps all of our computers, networks and technology working. Not a small task! Raymond has also found time to create a scoring system for International Canoe Federation freestyle kayaking competitions. Most notably, his technology was used at the 2012 ICF Freestyle World Cup, 2013 Spanish National Championships and the 2013 ICF Freestyle World Championships.

Raymond also escapes from the office to help trip lead trips on the Nantahala during the summer. When he isn't working, Raymond can be found playing his guitar, weightlifting or hunting down the next runnable waterfall. In the afternoons you might find him sitting by Nantahala Falls watching the mist rise and the sun set behind the gorge walls – his favorite NOC activity.