8. About Us


Gary – JK Ambassador : Boise Region

I gained a love of the outdoors from my dad. I grew up in Alaska – Dad and I spent most weekends on thePaige-1 ocean and creeks fishing. I have always been interested in whitewater kayaking, but there was little activity in Juneau. Our move from Alaska to Idaho in 2001 was a ‘God-thing’ and He planted us less than a mile from the Payette River north of Horseshoe Bend. My oldest son and I began paddling in spring 2003.


Tyler at the GutterI believe life is about relationships. This is where paddling and Jackson Kayak really comesTroy Gutter 3rd into play for me. Aside from the obvious benefits of whitewater; exercise, excitement, challenge, or just being on a river – paddling provides quality time spent with my family and friends. My boys (12 and 15 years-old) both paddle, as well as my daughters (8 and 6 years-old) and my wife of 20 years, Bonnie.

So if your near Boise and see a truck piled with boats that reminds you of the ‘Beverly-Hillbillies-gone-boatin’ that would be me –stop and say Hi!!

The Pirate Ship

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