Narrative and Photo by Rachel Roman
Hi, I’m a postpartum nurse who takes care of moms and babies before they go home from the hospital.
I would have never described myself as outdoorsy before 2014. After renting kayaks from Hiwassee Outfitters and padding the big H, I immediately fell in love with whitewater kayaking and bought a boat. Little did I know that it would also provide me with a river family! Honing technique and thrill seeking are great enough, but then you add the awesome people I’ve met doing it, and you have something truly special.
I would love to see TVCC continue to grow our partnerships with outdoor retailers and outfitters. We wouldn’t be able to do what we love without the support of these businesses and organizations, and vice versa. As we continue to grow as a club, I hope collaboration with the outdoor community will bring better opportunities to our members and bring more people to the water in general.