Named by her dad with a firm hope that she would love paddling, River has not disappointed him. She is an Okere Falls kid to the core, having grown up with the Kaituna river on her doorstep. Happiest amongst nature on beautiful rivers she is at ease in her Waka creek boats. Her favourite boats are the Puffy Steeze for the stouter runs and the GOAT for summer laps on the Kaituna with the Okere crew. Riv has been easily taken by the kayaker’s dream that is Voss, Norway during her first taste of overseas creeking in the last couple of years, and has high hopes to explore more of her kayaking bucket-list locations around the world. She is a keen racer and has two 2nd place finishes at the 2022 and 2023 World Championships.