Tumalo Creek Staff

 

Geoff Frank Tumalo Creek Owner and OperatorGEOFF FRANK, Owner & Operator 

Years in the water sports industry: Whitewater kayaking for 25+ years, sea kayaking for 20+ years, rafting for 20+ years and in 2017 spent 70+ days on overnight river and paddling adventures.

Favorite paddle sport/locations: “I’ve really been enjoying rafting the past few years with my favorite rivers being the Middle Fork (25+ trips) of the Salmon River, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon (3 trips) and dozens of trips down the Rogue, Deschutes, John Day and Owyhee Rivers. Kayaking in Alaska, British Columbia, Baja, Costa Rica, Panama, Belize and countless areas around the US are also highlights.”

 

 

 

 

Keoni Chung Tumalo Creek Paddle Ambassador

KEONI CHUNG, Retail Manager 

Years in the paddle sports industry: 22+ years paddling experience.

Favorite water sport I don’t do enough: Ocean Surfing

Favorite adventure paddle spot: The Grand Canyon, completing 2 raft and 2 kayak (1 self-support) trips

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Fox Tumalo Creek Paddle Ambassador

SUE FOX, Group Sales Manager 

Years in the paddle sports industry: 16 years in the paddle sports industry including rafting, canoeing, SUP and surf.

Favorite paddle sport: SUP!!

Favorite local paddle spot: Santiam River, Mill City to Santiam State Park or Packsaddle to Mill City, Warm Springs to Trout Creek on the Deschutes and the John Day Service Creek to Clarno section

Aquatic spirit animal: The Humpback whale

 

 

 

 

 

Topher Robertson Tumalo Creek Paddle AmbassadorTOPHER ROBERTSON, Programs Director 

Years in the paddle sports industry: 10+ years in the outdoor industry, including recreation and land management, emergency medical services, instruction, and guiding.

Favorite paddle sport: Whitewater kayaking

Favorite local paddle spot: Opal Creek

Desired aquatic adaptation: To see underwater without goggles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

JEFF MICHAEL, Rentals Manager 

Years in the paddle sports industry: 15+ years in the outdoor/paddle industry, 9 of which as a whitewater river guide.

Favorite paddle sport: Whitewater kayaking and rafting

Favorite local paddle spot: The Metolius

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clayton Kellogg Staff Bio

CLAYTON KELLOGG, Rentals Manager

Years in the paddle sports industry: Although Clayton has worked 10 years in the paddle sports industry (7 years as a whitewater raft guide and 3 as an instructor), he’s been rafting rivers in Oregon with his grandparents for far longer.

 

Favorite Paddling Spots:

Clayton’s first whitewater love and where he began his career was paddling the McKenzie River in Oregon. His current favorites are the Owyhee and the classic Wild and Scenic Rogue.