Chris Kette


Lancaster, OH

Trip Leader / River Guide


Nickname: Kette

Hometown: Lancaster, OH

Trip Leader/River Guide/Fishing Specialist/Boy Scouts of America Whitewater Merit Badge Counselor

Started in 1988

Favorite Rapid: Pillow Rock on the Upper Gauley River

Best River Memory: “Dancing with Jesco White (of the Wild and Wonderful Whites) on Whale Rock. And ending the day with the same number of people you started the day with!”

How did you get in the biz?: “I hooked up with New and Gauley River Adventures at a Columbus Sports Vacation Boat show and loved to paddle. Perfect combo.”

Advice for a first-timer:  “Be up for the adventure, and listen to your guide.”

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We had an amazing time on our Lower Gauley rafting adventure thanks to our guide Kimberly and the rest of the staff. Kim’s incredible knowledge and experience made our trip unforgettable. We will definitely be back to raft the Upper Gauley!