Meet Our Staff
Sara & Tim Bell, Owners
Sara started Green River Adventures in 2006. It looked like so much fun, her husband Tim joined the crew in 2011. He quickly climbed the ranks from Maintenance Man to Operations Manager. You can find either one of them on the water, driving your trip, taking your reservation, or waiving to you from their front porch on the banks for the Green River. They have two awesome kids, Finn and Hurley.
Annabell Plush is the Operations Manager at Green River Adventures where she manages the day to day logistics and works to make sure everyone has the best day possible. She started kayaking in 2008 in Jackson, MS at a roll clinic, and has been hooked ever since. Annabell spent several years on the Nantahala River where she was a L4 ACA certified instructor and helped lead a women’s focused kayaking club as well as volunteered with a local non-profit getting kids into boats. She has a Bachelor’s in Parks and Recreation Management from Western Carolina University and her favorite ice cream flavor is Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough.
Cat is another Kiwi joining us this summer. She grew up on the South-East coast of New Zealand and completed a Bachelor of Outdoor Education and Adventure Recreation (Dist.) in Christchurch. Over the last year she has gained her NZ Outdoor Instructors Kayak and Hiking level 1 awards. Cat is currently working as a sea kayak and walk guide in Abel Tasman National Park and has spent the last two years instructing kayaking and school camps on the South Island and is excited about her first summer paddling abroad!
Casey is a full time Saluda resident and a graduate of Brevard College. He recently returned to Saluda after a year of traveling. Casey has ten years of kayaking experience having first learned to kayak on the French Broad River. He spends his free time biking, rock climbing and working on a mountain bike trail system on his Saluda property. This is Casey’s second year with Green River Adventures.
Matt first learned how to canoe back in 1995 on the Hiwassee River with his dad and family doctor. As soon as he was able began working at the nearest rafting company Hiwassee Outfitters taking folks down the river and the occasional jaunts to the Ocoee River for whitewater surf sessions. Moved to North Carolina in 2008 to play in the mountains and teach history at Rosman High School. From here he discovered the amazing world of steep creeking and has been hooked ever since. After nearly two decades on the water Matt still gets the same joy taking folks out on the water.
Michael is studying history at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He is passionate about the outdoors and is an avid whitewater paddler. Michael spent last year guiding in Alaska on the Nenana River. We’ve heard great things and are looking forward to adding Michael to the GRA team.
Jeremy “Soup” Campbell
Jeremy Campbell, a.k.a. “Soup” hails from the land of public education during the school year, and the land of mountain sports during the summer and winter. He and his wife Kris live in Brevard, NC, where they are actively in search of their next adventure. Soup has been involved in the outdoor industry since 1997, the same year he started kayaking. He is extremely excited about his first summer with GRA. It’s impossible not to have fun when Soup is around!
Eric comes to us from the Outdoor and Wilderness Studies program at Amherst College. A native of Massachusetts, Eric spends his time ice and rock climbing when he’s not bombing down whitewater. Eric was our most requested guide last year and we are stoked to have him back for another!
Daniel is currently a student at Ohio University studying Outdoor Recreation and Education. When he’s not on the water, he’s catching air on his mountain bike or scaling a rock. We are excited to have Daniel as our resident “intern” as he attempts to complete is Bachelor of Arts. Daniel knows how to get along with a crowd, he has 10 siblings!
Jamie is who you’ll likely speak with when booking your trip or checking in. He’s a graduate of Appalachian State’s Recreation Management Program and currently working on his Master’s in British Columbia. When he’s not at GRA you can find him peddling up some of the steepest grades in Western North Carolina. Jamie joins us for his second year.