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6/26/2019 10:01 AM
 

 This came in via the WTCKayak email.  If anyone is interested, please
contact Tom Storm directly.  Sorry for the short notice.

 

Wes Young

On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:45:19 -0400, Thomas Storm <storm@tomstorm.net>
wrote:

> Hi Wes,
>
> Time on the water is always good times.    Below is a little more on 
> what we are putting together.  We will be meeting Thursday the 27th @ 
> 6pm at the LOC (Tomorrow) to speak to those who are interested, answer 
> any questions, and potentially set up a training this weekend.
>
> ***************************************
> Tom Storm here from Lehighton Outdoor Center and Jim Thorpe River 
> Adventures.  We have an exciting new role upcoming this season on the 
> Lehigh river and we wanted to send out an APB to see who would be 
> interested within our kayaking community.   As some of you may know, I 
> am a professional photographer.  This year we decided to develop a 
> program offering a “Photo Boater” out on our rafting trips to document 
> the day.   We’ve run test days and the response has been an overwhelming 
> “YES!” from both our staff and our guests.
>
> What is expected from a “Photo Boater”?
> -have fun doing what you do!
> -capture images of our guests and guides during the trip.  Both candid 
> shots as well as photos from certain quality spots on the river.
> -have the ability to consistently get to specific spots on the river.  
> (we will be hiring for our “Easy Water” Section from Jim 
> Thorpe-Bowmanstown, our “Intro to Whitewater” Section from 
> Glen-Bowmanstown, as well as our “Big Time Whitewater” Gorge trips from 
> Rockport-Glen)
> -Be teachable in using our cameras (high-end yet straightforward point 
> and shoot cameras)
>
> Why do this?
> -extra cash for the summer is always nice.
> -more seat time means better kayaking skills (while getting paid to do 
> it)
> -we also train our staff  through the Northeast Pa Kayak school for 
> those interested in leveling up on the skill level you already have.
> -as a professional photographer, I will also help those who would like 
> to level up on their photography skills with our gear as well as the 
> gear you own. (does not have to be river related)
>
>
> This gig will be one trip a day, primarily on weekends, weekday trip 
> will also be available first come first serve. The deeper the pool of 
> photo boaters (“Floatographers” if you will) the more flexibility 
> everyone will have in scheduling.
> We are looking to launch within the coming 3 weeks.  If you are 
> interested, you can contact me personally at photo@tomstorm.net as well 
> as my cell:  610.577.5653 for more information.
>
>
>
> Thanks again!
>
> Tom Storm
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:04:16 -0400, Wes Young <the.youngus@gmail.com
> wrote:
>> Hi Jerry and Tom
>>
>> Sorry this took a while for me to answer.  We were eight days on the
>> Delaware Sojourn with National Canoe Safety Patrol and had limited
>> email access.  It's really great to hear from you.
>>
>> Tell me more about what you are planning.  We have a number of WTC
>> people who paddle the Lehigh and other rivers in the region.
>>
>> Wes Young
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>Hello Wes Young,
>>>
>>>I hope this find you and Louise doing well!  I'm always impressed 
>>> with the program that you and the other steering members of the WTC 
>>> put forth every year.  I'm happy we're peers.
>>>
>>>I believe you might know Tom Storm, copied on this email.  He is one 
>>> of my best friends, manager, and a professional in many areas, 
>>> particularly as a photographer.  We are partnering with him on a new 
>>> idea of putting a "PhotoBoater" on each and every raft trip.
>>>
>>>Tom will contact you directly, but we'd like to know if you would 
>>> help get this opportunity out to the WTC paddlers on your 
>>> website/message board and/or your Facebook page.  Tom has all the 
>>> details and is the lead on this project.  It is a very cool idea, and 
>>> if you're so inclined, we'd appreciate getting the word out to your 
>>> members.
>>>
>>>Say hello to Louise, and I hope to see you soon.  Thank you for your 
>>> consideration!
>>>
>>>Sincerely,
>>>
>>>Jerry McAward
>>>
>>>
>>>Jerry McAward
>>>President
>>>Lehighton Outdoor Center, LLC - 
>>> www.lehightonoutdoorcenter.com<http://www.lehightonoutdoorcenter.com>
>>>Jim Thorpe River Adventures - www.jtraft.com<http://www.jtraft.com/>
>>>Northeast PA Kayak School - 
>>> www.kayakschool.com<http://www.kayakschool.com/>
>>>123 Lehigh Drive
>>>Lehighton, PA 18235
>>>610-377-1230

 
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