Debbie Briscoe

Cruise Director - Touring & Class I-II

Jerry Griffin

Cruise Director - Class II-III

Ryan Shealy


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Website designed and created by Erin Bradley-Weatherford

Shawn Stanley


Andy Steffan

TEHCC Liaison

~Monthly-ish meeting

~A quartery electronic newsletter


~Annual Nolichucky River Clean-up in July


~Beginner kayak clinic in June


~Swiftwater Rescue and Advanced

Swiftwater Rescue Courses


~$10 off American Whitewater membership


~1st-Timers Nolichucky Gorge River Run


~APEs Annual Winter Meeting


~Whitewater trips ranging from class II - V


~Flatwater, lake, and sea kayaking trips


~Discounts at many local outfitters



What We Offer

Wesley Bradley

Cruise Director -

Class III-IV

Steven Adams

Social Director


Brad Eldridge

Vice President

Jeremy Whitaker

Website Maintainer

Jerry Smith

Mindy Holcomb

Club Officers

Our Mission

Major purpose of the APES is to provide a place where people can coordinate trips and learn new rivers with experienced paddlers. Benefits and activities for members include:

APES Officers

Do you have any questions about the APEs? Contact an Officer to get the answers!