Want to participate in a virtual training? Our training sessions are held on zoom and do not require registration at this time – we will email and/or post the link on social media for you to join!  

A few notes:

-Virtual training sessions are recorded so please turn off your camera if you do not want to be visible during the recording. 

-If you miss the training, a recording will be uploaded here after the training is completed. 

3/27/24 Training – Safety Review and Lessons Learned by Charlie Walbridge

3/13/24 Training – Safety Standdown by Charlie Duffy

2/28/24 Training – Adaptive Outfitting w Creating Ability by Kevin Carr

1/31/24 Training – Cultivating Mental Agility for paddling by Anna Levesque – Mind, Body Paddle

1/17/24 Training – TRR Chapter Resources by TRR National Staff

3/15/23 Training – Mental Agility Mastery by Anna Levesque

3/1/23 Training – Monthly Leadership call and TRR Women’s Beginner Wilderness Clinic by Lorraine Bruiteg

2/22/23 Training – TRR National Kayak Football League Guidance by Joe Mornini

2/17/23 Training – Affinity Clinic Review by Dayne Law

2/8/23 Training – 2022 Costa Rica Clinic Review by John Mohr and Bill Finger

2/1/23 Training – Monthly Leadership Call and Divvy Training

1/25/23 Training – Kayaking vs Climbing from a VI’s perspective by Lonnie Bedwell

1/18/23 Training – Safety Standdown Presentation by Charlie Duffy

1/11/23 Training – Accident Reporting by Charlie Walbridge

1/4/23 Training – Monthly Leadership Call and “SUP Clinic overview” by Lisa Weed

12/14/22 Training – Sea Kayaking in the Great Lakes by Ken Braband

12/7/22 Training – Monthly Leadership Call and “Positive-isms” by Joe Mornini

4/6/22– Volunteer Appreciation Zoom Call

3/30/22 – Training – Monthly Leadership Call and Cold Water Paddling by Scott Brown

3/16/22 – Training – TRR Hand Paddles – John Su

3/9/22 – Training – Guiding VI’s, from VI’s perspective – Vince Fee and Ken Horn

3/2/22 – Training – Essential Knots – Scott Fisher

2/23/22 – Training – Safety Stand Down – Charlie Duffy

2/16/22 – Training – Healthy Foods for Kayaking – Teresa Moore

2/9/22 – Training – Yoga for Paddlers – Anna Levesque

2/22/22 – Training – How to put brakes on your nervous system? – Deborah Reyes

1/26/22 – Training – Clouds – Clues to the Weather – Scott Brown

1/19/22 – Training – TRR Trip Leader Course – Deborah Reyes

1/12/22 – Training – Chapter Fundraising – Bob Tracy

1/5/22 – Training – Evolution of Swift Water Rescue – Charlie Walbridge

12/15/21 – Training – Sea Kayaking in the Apostle Islands – Ken Braband

12/08/21 – Training – KAOS – Bill Butler 

4/21/21 Training – Mindfulness & Stretching (Anna Levesque)

4/14/21 Training– Communication Best Practices (Joe Mornini & Dave Robey) 

3/17/21 Training– Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Powerpoint (Dayne law) 

3/10/21 Training – Women in Paddling (Anna Levesque)

3/3/21 Training – Mechanical Advantages (Scott Fisher) 

2/24/21 Training – Anchoring (Scott Fisher) 

2/17/21 training – Technical issues, coming soon

2/10/21 Training – Safety Stand Down (Charlie Duffy)

2/3/21 New Chapter Orientation

1/27/21 Training – Open Water Guiding for Blind and Visually Impaired Paddlers by Lonnie Bedwell

1/20/21 Training – Transfers and Transport for Adaptive Paddlers by Kevin Carr 

1/13/21 Training – Hands/ Arms/ Legs Amputee Outfitting by Kevin Carr

12/9/20 Training – Paddle Adaptations (Kevin Carr)

12/2/20 Training – Seating and Positioning for Adaptive Paddling (Kevin Carr)

11/18/20 Training -Intro To Adaptive Equipment (Kevin Carr)

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