Name: James Thompson
Nickname: “Jimmy” or “JT”
Height/Weight: 6’2” / 240lbs
Hometown: Brunswick, GA
Favorite kayak: Cuda 14’
Favorite place(s) to paddle: Rivers in the Southeastern US ranging from 50 to 250 miles in length
Bio: Having developed a passion for expedition-kayaking, James founded Blackwater Paddle Club with the intention of introducing others to the sport and spreading goodwill with those he meets. James is in awe at some of the selfless and sincere people he’s met having paddled more than 500 miles over the course of several week-long trips in just three short years. With a disdain for the abundance of man’s presence, James supports various statewide efforts to reduce river pollution and observes a “Leave No Trace Behind” philosophy. James enjoys spending time with his family in McDonough, GA when not on the river.
You can follow James’ expeditions and adventures below: