Co-Founder, Nantahala Outdoor Center
A father and son's autism journey leads to the river
Iconic whitewater outfitter NOC narrowly escapes flames as staff evacuated
Pulling the thread that runs through the biggest paddling films of the last 40 years
Looking back on the film that changed the face of whitewater in the Southeast
lmost four decades ago, Payson Kennedy, his wife Aurelia, and Horace Holden founded a whitewater rafting business in a small gas station-grocery on the banks of the Nantahala River in Western North Carolina.