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Years Paddled: 

Rookie 2017


I have a son who is 20 and 2 four legged children Luke German Shorthair and Lilly a rescue.  My boyfriend  Bill is a police officer.

Where she’s from:

I currently live in Franklinton, NC but grew up in Western Pennsylvania in a very small town on the Allegheny River.  I also lived in Erie and Hershey Pennsylvania.


AC Valley High School


Frontier Communication

What has influenced her life:

I have had some very strong role models in my life that have influenced it.  1 being my Mom,  2nd my Grandma Chambers and 3rd Mrs Eichenmiller.  

Fun Fact:

I have set a goal this year to hike 1000 miles and paddle 500 miles during the year.

Essential Paddling Gear:

If I am paddle I want either my camera or iPhone with me so I can take pictures.  Love to document my many trips in pictures.

In her own words: 

I am raising money as a way to help with Cancer Research as I have lost some individuals I was very close with.  Mrs  Eichenmiller was like a 2nd Grandmother to me and I slowly watched what the cancer and chemo did to her.  I hope that in the future families will not have to watch their loved ones go through what I watched her go through.  I have also lost other close friends to cancer Bud Barnett, Venice and also my Aunt’s husband have all died from cancer.



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