WE'RE VERY PROUD
Cascade Outdoors is the company with the most experienced guides on the Ocoee River to ensure that you feel prepared and secure on the water. In 20 years, we've had 6 employees qualify for the World Championships of Whitewater Freestyle Canoe & Kayaking. No other outfitter on the planet can claim as much. And we're super proud of that!
We don't like to boast (our marketer is making us do it), but when our customers find out about this, it kind of blows their minds. In addition to our picky hiring credentials, all Cascade Outdoor river guides hold state-approved Advanced First Aid, CPR & Wilderness First Responder certifications.
Go ahead. Get to know your expert whitewater guides.
An expert river guide with 20+ years of experience, Ky is the most in-depth interpretive guide you'll ever have! After spending years guiding the monster Class V rapids of the Upper Gauley River, he now calls Cascade Outdoors home.
Holly is one of the most well-known (& loved) raft guides IN THE WORLD and finished in the Top 10 of the 2022 world championships in Nottingham. If you're looking for a expertly fun experience with tons of laughs, Holly is your guide.
A teacher in the off season & an expert river guide during the summers. He loves his dogs as much as he loves seeing people LIGHT UP when they experience something new in his boat!
A local small business owner with a love for whitewater, Brittany is a natural river guide & kayak photo boater extraordinaire warming hearts all across the river!
Ah, the Brysons! LB is one-half of one of the funnest couples on the river. When she's not guiding patients at her clinic (MoFlow Chiropractic), she's creating countless smiles guiding guests down the river.
If you're looking for a hilarious + expertly guided trip on the Ocoee, Bryson is your guy. He'll make you hurt from laughter and then offer to fix it at his chiropractic clinic that he co-owns with his wife, LB.
World renown inventor of the Callie-copter raft move, Callie is a local guide with loads of multi-day rafting expeditions under her belt. When she's not guiding your next fun experience, she's happily kayaking the Ocoee with her friends!
A local climber and 10-year river guide, Spencer is one of the newest members of the Cascade family. He's a natural at expertly guiding guests down the Ocoee River and will make sure you have a great time!
A Las Vegas native casually making his way to the Gauley River, Austin is a new Cascade river guide who learned expert navigation on the big-water western rivers of Utah & Arizona.
Sarah (aka Vans) is a 10-year guide on the Ocoee & the Colorado (Grand Canyon) Rivers. Beyond whitewater, she also toured with Jurassic World Live as a stuntwoman & actress.
The woman behind the magic, Rae Rae is a former guide turned the brightest & kindest face of the company. As a founding member of the Fun Police, she'll make sure you're ready for adventure as soon as you walk in the door!
An extraordinary kayaker & spirit guide to much of our Cascade family, Rachel is a part-time photo boater capturing your memories at your favorite rapids alongside your trip if Rae Rae hasn't beat her to it first!
A former Ops Manager on the Nolichucky River turned best bus driver on the planet, Mark safely shuttles guests to & from the river. If you're lucky, you'll find him rafting solo alongside your trip (The Dude abides?). When the seasonal fun is over, the Lebowski lookalike retires to Top Sail, North Carolina.
From the open spaces of West Coast startups and longboarding along the Pacific, Nico is one of the few rookies welcomed by Cascade. She's a perpetual rookie who loves coming back to this river family whenever she's not working her marketing magic.
Comin' in hot from Chile (after winning gold at the PanAmerican Games), Antonia is a decorated boater who will be snapping your stoke from places most outposts don't go.