JP grew up exploring and paddling the rivers in his home region of the southeastern US, an experience that inspired him to make life on the river his passion. As an expedition kayaker and former US Kayaking Team member, he has had the opportunity to paddle rivers across the US, as well as internationally. As a professional kayak instructor and river guide, he has made it his mission to help others create meaningful experiences on the river, that are both empowering on and off of the water.
JP recently relocated to the Pacific Northwest, where he is a member of the professional Ski Patrol on Mt. Hood, in Oregon, during the winter. When not on the river, he can be found mountain biking, rock climbing, or in the local coffee shop scheming for the next adventure.