Melanie Seiler Hames

Melanie Seiler Hames

Hometown: Fayetteville, West Virginia.

What type of paddler are you? Flatwater, River Surf, Whitewater.

Where is your favorite place to SUP? The New and the Gauley Rivers in West Virginia.

What board are you riding? Carbon Nass.

Tell us about your favorite paddling experience: SUP paddling with Nadia Almnuti, Brittany Parker, and Ian Smith on the Lower New River in 2013 and showing them the smooth lines through higher volume class IV whitewater.

What do you do when you are not paddling? Connect people with the outdoors.