I am Beth Thompson, 42, single, with an 8 yo daughter. I'm now an emerging
graphic designer and advertising business owner in the wilds of Sylva,
NC--only an hour from the Chattooga. I learned to paddle 3 years ago from
my deceased partner, Ed Green, who started me in a ducky and then put me
in his old Freefall. When he bought the Godzilla he died in, I got the
Gravity, and the Scott Shipley racing paddle (now if I could get the Scott
moves down....). I worked for the infamous Vladimir Vanha when he had Noah
boats in Bryson City in the early 80's, but since I was married at the
time to a redneck non-adventurer, I didn't try it.
Now I'm working back up to Class III-IV water, and want to make my
first Section IV trip this summer. I love to travel, write, and meet new
people--there's never enough time for all the stuff I want to do! Amy loves
whitewater too, but needs some work before I'll let her take the ducky
Currently seeking out new worlds to explore...and boater dudes too...there's
a hole where my heart once was.
> Carpe ropum.
I thought that this meant "seize the rope" as "carpe diem" means "seize
Live as though every day were the last, love as
though there will never be another moment together. Beth Thompson