Tyler “Fastlane” Houck started guiding rafts when he was 16 on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers in West Virginia. After attending school at West Virginia University, he began guiding and kayaking class V whitewater on and around the Cheat River Canyon. With a degree in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources, a focus in Ecotourism, and a minor in English, Tyler plans to continue down the road of river enlightenment.
With his love for whitewater expanding at an exponential rate, he began traveling around the country and the world to see what was around the next river bend. Paddling travels have already taken him to Africa, South America, and Nepal!
Blending well with the rest of the Wet Planet family, Tyler’s energy and enthusiasm keeps everyone on their toes. With warm weather and sunny days on his side, only time will tell what great adventures are next.
Tyler is our assistant river manager and is the master mind behind Wet Planet’s awesome staff trips. Tyler guides trips all the rivers we run, including the White Salmon, Klickitat, Hood, Farmlands, Wind, and Tieton rivers. His stellar kayaking skills also make him a great support kayaker on our Class V trips down the Hood, Farmlands, and Wind rivers.
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