TRR Thanks Sierra Outdoor Center & The River Store for their support!

The Team River Runner American River Chapter in the greater Sacramento CA area is very grateful to Guy Cables, the Owner of Sierra Outdoor Center in Auburn, CA. Guy has been supporting TRR AR since it began about 3 years ago with used kayaks and gear. Guy has been a resource for many paddlers in this way over at least the past 30 years. There aren’t many places you can go any longer to find a large selection of used whitewater kayaks.

The River Store in Coloma CA is a constant supporter of TRR AR, doing fundraisers for us, and allowing access to their pool. So, also we wish to thank Dan Crandall, Owner of the River Store.

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