|What a year! It is so hard to compress all that happened in the chapter to a single slide, but here it is.
Many thanks to our staff, Roy Allan Hargrove, Jennifer Eaton, and Susan Schaffer; to our amazing volunteers like Diane Elizabeth Smith, Mike Betts, Jeremy White, Juan Yaklife, and so many more. And, I would be remiss not to mention our Regional Coordinator, Lance Sharp, and the National TRR staff who do so much to help us serve our paddlers: Joe Mornini, Dave Robey, Nazanin Yousefnejad, Brandon G Huff, Michelle Lado Karpathy, and soooooo many others who I don’t have space to name.
But most of all, none of this would be possible without you, our Veteran and non-Veteran paddlers. YOU are why we do what we do. YOU are my therapy; watching you learn and grow and succeed is better medicine than anything I could hope to get from any doctor.
So, 2017 was pretty cool – let’s see what 2018 will bring!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very, AWESOME New Year!