I've always been drawn to water and open country. I started out canoeing, doing multi day expeditions which led into kayaking and whitewater. Once I found out about SUP, I was hooked! From there I fell in love with SUP surfing, rivers, and oceans and then was introduced into prone river surfing. I try to mix it up and always want to progress in every aspect of the sport! A few years ago, I decided the 9-5 grind and spending my days in 1 place with all the responsibilities being an adult comes with wasn't for me. My loving adventure dog, Bailey, and I now live in a Dodge Ram Promaster van, that I built out into an RV home, and we now spend our days traveling around in search of waves, whitewater, adventure and fun.  If you spot Bailey and I at a whitewater event, river wave, or drinking beers at the local cantina, don't be afraid to say hello!!!

-Shannon Thomas