Kayaking and river running snagged me for good when I learned that I had river friends all over the world who I hadn't met yet. I spent time traveling to meet them, experiencing rivers from South America to West Virginia to China before finding the Columbia River Gorge. Now, I live in the Northwest, putting roots down through regional river conservation projects with American Whitewater, trying out SUP boards and rowing rafts, and writing about it all for blogs, magazines, and my own enjoyment. I like to use my NRS Ambassadorship as an excuse to paddle anything, anywhere, despite life's other responsibilities. Check out Susan's Team NRS profile.