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.”

 

 

 

 

John Hise Tumalo Creek Paddle Ambassador JOHN HISE, Retail Manager

Years in the paddle sports industry: 17 years in the paddle sports industry and 23 years in the outdoor industry.

Favorite local paddle sport: 45 years canoeing flat and whitewater

Favorite local paddle spot: The John Day River and many others

 

 

 

 

 

Drew Oldfield Tumalo Creek Paddle AmbassadorDREW OLDFIELD, Retail Manager 

Years in the paddle sports industry: 15+ years in the paddle industry.

Favorite local paddle sport: Kayaking and rafting

Favorite local paddle spot: The Lower Deschutes River

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christina McKeown Tumalo Creek Paddle Ambassador

CHRISTINA McKEOWN, Human Resources Director 

Years in the paddle sports industry: “Waterbaby” since her first bath.   Proud TCKC instructor and retail expert for over 8 years….and counting.

Favorite paddle sport: Whitewater kayaker for 17 years

Favorite local paddle spot: Meadow Camp section on the Deschutes River and the Happy Valley Gorge section of the Upper North Fork of Tumalo Creek

Desired aquatic adaptation and river spirit animal: Gills and river otter….or a manatee

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Josh McKeown Tumalo Creek Paddle Ambassador

JOSH McKEOWN, RENTALS MANAGER  

Years in the paddle sports industry: 16 years as a Professional Kayak Instructor, 7 years as a Professional Raft Guide and 24 years of whitewater kayaking, up to class V.

Favorite paddle sport: Whitewater kayaking

Favorite local paddle spot: Lava Island Falls

Favorite adventure paddle spot: Whitewater Rafting the Owhyee River

 

 

 

 

 

Krystal Marie Collins Tumalo Creek Paddle Ambassador

KRYSTAL MARIE COLLINS, Marketing Director 

Years in the paddle sports industry: 15 years in the outdoor industry including resource management, visual arts and marketing, instructing, guiding  and retail.

Favorite paddle sport: Stand up paddle rafting and traditional rafting

Favorite local paddle spot: The Metolius

Desired aquatic adaptation: Wants to be Hello Kitty, with a fin for legs.

 

 

 

 

 

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