Trevor has been rafting and kayaking for several years, but started to slowly drift away from the sport. In 2017 he made some new connections within the Appalachian Paddling Enthusiasts (APEs) club which rejuvenated his passion for the sport. Longing to increase his skills and enhance the strength of his paddling team, Trevor attended the following paddling clinics: Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), ACA Swift Water Rescue – basic and advanced courses. Early in 2017. Trevor began leveraging his skills and passion for whitewater to help provide instruction to up and coming paddlers. He was often found at the pool one or two times a week providing ROLL instruction in addition to frequently inviting and leading paddlers down beginner whitewater runs. Trevor also helps mentor his wife (Leshand) and daughter (Treasure). Recognizing that river cleanups play an important role in the preservation of our water streams, Trevor participated in and led multiple cleanups this year and is now serving as the APEs Conservation Officer.
TEHCC/APEs congratulate Trevor as our 2017 Paddler of the Year.