Ashley Manning

Captain, Trip Leader

Ash Manning began her guiding career in 2015 on the Chattooga River splitting Georgia and South Carolina, where she affectionately earned the nickname Smash due to the delicate nature of her guiding style within her first year of river guiding. Entering her 6th season of river guiding, she has fallen in love with the Green and Yampa rivers. Outside of the river Ash enjoys a good cup of coffee, a solid pint of beer, and a nice afternoon hike. Ash is a digital artist but has a strong back ground in painting, if you ask nicely, she might draw you as a cartoon character. Passions that drive Ash are more inclusion in the outdoors for everyone of every background, race, ability, and size. The river is her home, and she is excited to share that with every guest in an individual experience. With a past of standup comedy, you’re guaranteed a trip that could either make you chuckle a very small amount or awkwardly look at each other.