TRR Boise


The Boise Chapter was established in 2015. We offer a range and progression of activities beginning in a safe pool environment to build a foundation of safety and skills. We then progress to flat water sessions designed to build on those skills, then move to the river to enjoy the beautiful whitewater state of Idaho.

We can provide fun opportunities for vets with all levels of skills, interests, and abilities (or disabilities).  We work with leading adaptive paddling experts to bring this great activity to those who have the need to modify equipment to allow participation.  We provide all the equipment and the events are offered free of charge.

We have a strong group of volunteer instructors, and operate in cooperation with and under the guidance of Cascade Raft and Kayak, a nationally recognized outfitter and kayak school.

You can check out more information about the Boise chapter on their website by clicking the button below.

If you or you know of a veteran that might be interested in volunteering and/or participating with TRR Boise, ID, please contact the chapter coordinator below and get involved! 

Chapter Coordinator:

Bob Tracy



Vanessa Jones

Committe Co-Chair

Vanessa A. Jones is a dynamic force dedicated to fostering
inclusivity, encouraging discussion, and promoting a culture of
belonging in the outdoor sports community. Hailing from
Washington, DC, she brings a wealth of diverse experiences and
perspectives to her endeavors.
As a US Army veteran and ordained Chaplain with a focus on
seniors and caretakers, Vanessa is deeply committed to serving
others. Her work as a patient-caretaker advocate reflects her
passion for supporting vulnerable populations and ensuring their
voices are heard.
Currently, Vanessa is employed by a resettlement agency, where
she confronts challenges head-on with resilience and
compassion. As a single, Black woman veteran, she embraces
the unique hurdles she faces, viewing them as opportunities for
growth and empowerment.
In her downtime, she wears many hats, including that of a
missionary, spreading hope and positivity wherever she goes.
Weekends are spent paddling, immersing herself in West African
dance and finding solace and joy in nature’s embrace.
Vanessa is committed to equitable principles, ensuring that
everyone’s opinions are valued and heard. Through her
unwavering dedication and inclusive leadership, Vanessa is
paving the way for a more equitable and diverse outdoor sports