Name: Brooke Hess-Homeier
Hometown: Missoula, MT
Favorite Boats: Rockstar small and Karma Unlimited
Favorite Place to Paddle: The Lochsa River because it is home for me. The Slave River because it is massive. The Grand Canyon because it is beautiful. And Skookumchuck because, well, it is Skookumchuck!
1st place 2015 Animas River Days pro women’s boatercross
2nd place 2015 Animas River Days pro women’s freestyle
3rd place 2015 Animas River Days slalom
5th place pro Men’s division freestyle at the 2015 Slave River Paddlefest
4th place 2014 GoPro Mountain Games downriver sprint
3rd place 2014 Fibark River Festival pro freestyle
3rd place 2014 Payette River Games downriver sprint/boatercross
1st place women’s open National Championships in 2012
Level 4 Whitewater Kayak Instructor by the American Canoe Association
Founder and Organizer of “Ladies on the Lochsa” – an all female paddling event on the Lochsa River, ID
Why I love kayaking: When I am on the water, I am not thinking about anything except kayaking. It envelops my entire mind and body and I am 100% focused on the present moment.