Team Shred Ready
is comprised of athletes that all have one thing in common – they love rivers. This crew of paddlers are always out having fun and paddling hard wearing Shred Ready Lids. From Extreme whitewater adventures, family rafting trips, wilderness pack rafting trips, whitewater SUPing to representing the whitewater community in their everyday lives these paddlers live to paddle and they represent what whitewater is all about. If you have an interest in being a Team Shred Ready member, email

Nick Wigston Kayak
Nick Wigston: Nick is the team manager for Shred Ready and Salamander Paddle Gear. He grew up in Atlanta Georgia and began paddling the rivers of the southeast as a kid. He now lives in Superior Colorado with his wife Nicole, and two young kayakers Zoe and Rhys. The Wigston family are a bunch of river rats, and you will find them on multi-day rafting trips every summer in Utah or Idaho. Click here for Nick's profile page. 
Evan stafford kayak
I'm the National Communications Director for the non-profit river stewardship organization American Whitewater, co-authored the guidebook Whitewater of the Southern Rockies, and have been involved with, and supported by the outdoor sports industry for almost two decades. I've been a sponsored athlete in whitewater kayaking, snowboarding and skateboarding, taught swiftwater rescue through the American Canoe Association for a decade, including designing a whitewater paddler specific curriculum, and continue to participate in a variety of mountain and outdoor activities at a high level. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my awesome family and where my favorite river the Cache la Poudre flows right through town. 
chris Morgan SUP
Hey, my name is Chris.  I grew up in New Hampshire playing mostly team sports until competing for UNH in track and field and then internationally for USA Team Handball.  I started SUP and whitewater SUP in 2016 on the Androscoggin River in NH.  I was incredibly lucky to meet another SUP paddler in Maine on the Kennebec River that showed me the ropes on a big water river that was incredibly forgiving.  After moving to the Carolinas, I was able to paddle the standard SUP runs but thought some of the southeast classics were doable.  Since moving down I've marathoned the Gauley, attempted the Cheoah and have a few big water runs on Nolichucky and Maury.  Future goals include the Upper Yough, Tellico, and Chatooga Section 4.  My advice to newer paddlers is to get comfortable swimming so you can practice different skills and not stress falling.  
Dave Farkas kayak
The first time I sat in a kayak and paddled, I knew right then and there that it was something I wanted to do for a very long time. Here I am decades later, still as excited as ever. My favorite thing to do is stuff my overnight gear behind me in my boat and push off the bank spending days and nights on the river with my best mates. 
JT hartman kayak
 I was born and raised in a small town in Washington State. Nestled in the foothills of the cascades and between forks of the Snoqualmie River, my hometown provided ample opportunity to break into the world of adventure sports. I grew up hiking, mountain biking, and snowboarding, eventually discovering a deep passion for whitewater before my senior year of high school. My love of kayaking is rooted in the sport's immersive nature and the incredibly tight-knit community that surrounds it. I love the mental and physical challenge of paddling steep, technical whitewater but I'm just as happy taking it easy on local after-work laps, paddling flat water on a sunny day, or teaching classes for newcomers. I can't wait to continue exploring the endless reaches of this sport! See you on the water!