Name: Emily Jackson-Troutman
Nickname: EmJ, EJ2, ET
Hometown: Rock Island, TN
Favorite Place to Paddle: Anywhere there is water! Warm like Africa, Clear like Cali, Big like the Ottawa, Friendly like Colorado and Home Sweet Home.
Accomplishments: 2012 World Cup Champion, 2009 Women’s World Freestyle Champion. 2011 Silver Medalist
4th Place 2014 Sickline Race
Placed Top 3 in all Freestyle Events Entered Since 2006
US Slalom Team Member
Ranked #1 Women’s US Slalom in 2009
Raised $30K for Soft Power Health, Fighting Malaria in Uganda
2006 Outdoor Idol and Current Outdoor Nation Ambassador
Survived being a Jackson
Playboat: Rockstar Small
Creekboat: Zen or Karma S, Zen in more big water creeking and Karma S when I want the sweetest boofs or rock maneuvering
Crazy Fact About You: I’ve completed a Marathon and a Century Ride with my Mother in the same month and I own a pot belly pig monkey (French bulldog)
Why Emily Loves Kayaking: I love the freedom kayaking gives you, whether its taking you to a new place, introducing you to new people or simply taking away all other thoughts from the day, it always gives me the peace I crave.