Grier is named ACA TOUR GUIDE of the Month!!!!
The ACA is proud to partner with Kokatat for the ACA Instructor of the Month recognition program.
April 2014 - Grier Fricks
Grier began her paddling career as a raft guide at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), guiding commercial raft trips on the French Broad River. Since that time, she has relocated to Kane'ohe Bay, Hawaii, where she works at Holokai Kayak & Snorkel. She is the Education Coordinator for a program called Kama'aina Kids, which provides educational opportunities for children to learn about water safety; she also works with Spirit of America to provide kayaking, canoeing, and sailing opportunities for students at local Kahalu'u elementary school. Grier's favorite place to paddle is Kane'ohe Bay, the largest bay in the state of Hawaii. She recently completed one of her most memorable paddling trips--she started from the north end of Kailua Bay, paddled to the island of Moku Manu, and returned through Kane'ohe Bay. When asked why she decided to pursue ACA certification, she said, "The ACA reputation speaks for itself, and I am proud to be a part of it!" Thank you, Grier, for making the world a better place to paddle!