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Big Creek Expeditions Guide

Erica– Guide

  • Certifications – Wilderness First Responder (WFR), CPR and Swiftwater Rescue Technician
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience– 15 yrs
  • Job in off-season – River Guide on the Rio Grande River in Terlingua, TX
  • "Of course, whitewater runs through my veins and makes my heart tick, but I also love hiking, especially on ridge tops. Growing my own greens and tomatoes makes me smile as well. I'm currently working on building a house, off-the-grid style. Come rafting and I'll tell you more!"
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Katie – Trip Leader

  • Certifications – Wilderness First Responder, First Aid and CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 10 yrs
  • Other rivers paddled – Gauley (WV), New River (WV), Chattooga (SC/GA), Ocoee (TN), Nolichucky (TN), Tallulah (GA), Cheoah (NC), Russell Fork (KY), Watauga Gorge (NC), Big Laurel (NC), French Broad (NC), etc.
  • Job in off-season – High School Math Teacher
  • Hometown – Ft. Walton Beach, FL.
  • Pets – Tallulah and Seda – pittbulls, El Guapo – horse
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Clay – Guide

  • Certifications – First Aid, CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 18 yrs
  • Other rivers paddled – Ocoee (TN), French Broad (NC), Big Piney (AR), Gauley (WV), New River (WV), Nolichucky (TN), Big Creek (NC), Greenbriar (TN), Richland Creek (AR), Hailstone (AR)
  • Job in off-season –Prescribed Burns, Sawyer, Adjunct Wildlife Biologist
  • Hometown – Fayetteville AR
  • Pets – herd of goats, Indy – brindled fiest
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Amanda – Guide

  • Certifications – First Aid, CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience: – 9 yrs
  • Favorite Quote - "In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks."- John Muir
  • Job in Off-Season - Social Media Marketing and Advertising for Big Creek Expeditions
  • "I love everything outdoors, especially hiking and rafting. I am passionate about environmental conservation and river stewardship. ."
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Miles– Guide

  • Certifications – First Aid, CPR
  • Years of Professional Rafting Experience – 3 yrs
  • Loved Ones – Family and firends
  • Shout out - "Shout out to Deb!!"
  • Interests - "Anything and Everything"
Big Creek Expeditions Guide
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"One of our families greatest adventures ever!!! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made us all feel like pros. We were nervous, but the guides explained everything very thoroughly. And with all the safety features we knew we were in good hands! The views were absolutely stunning! We highly highly recommend it to anyone!!"

– Tara, Wisconson

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