Wet Planet Rafting Decal

Growing up in Pennsylvania, Grace discovered her affinity for the outdoors at her family’s cabin, where she enjoyed hiking, fishing, skiing, canoeing, and biking. However, it wasn’t until she was hired as a raft guide during college that she found her true calling in whitewater. Guiding on a beginner-friendly river in Tennessee, Grace was immediately captivated by the thrill of whitewater and bought her own kayak by the end of the season.

After graduating from Appalachian State University, Grace remained in the Southeast, where she began her whitewater journey. Guiding rafts on the Chattooga River in Georgia and South Carolina, and video kayaking on the Gauley River in West Virginia, Grace immersed herself in the region’s rich whitewater culture. Some of her favorite paddling experiences include navigating the Tallulah River in Georgia, the Watauga and West Fork Tuckasegee in North Carolina, and Johns Creek in Virginia.

A visit to the White Salmon area solidified Grace’s desire to live in the Pacific Northwest, prompting her move to Washington this past winter. For Grace, the most rewarding aspect of whitewater is the camaraderie and shared experiences among friends. As both a raft guide and kayak instructor, she finds joy in introducing others to the thrill and connection of whitewater, making each adventure on the river unforgettable for everyone involved.

Grace joins the Wet Planet team in 2024 as both a raft guide and kayak instructor. She is excited to bring her love for the outdoors and passion for whitewater to the Pacific Northwest!

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Join Grace on the river:

You can join Grace on both half day and full day trips as well as on one of our kayak courses.