Veterans & Families

TRR welcomes veterans of all eras, active or retired as well as their families and caregivers to paddle with us!


TRR is successful thanks to the generous time and support of 500 + volunteers helping our chapters and efforts!

National Boat Sponsors

The generous support of our sponsors help create new programs and continue to provide TRR programs free of cost!

Partner Organizations

Thanks to the support of our partner organizations and equipment sponsors, we can provide our chapters with the paddling gear they need !

Board of Directors

Our dedicated board members help keep TRR on track with the guidance and tools to be a successful organization.

National Staff

Our small but mighty national staff work everyday to create an environment of health and healing for TRR programs.

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