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Asheville, NC
Male 5'10"
150 lbs
Boats I paddle: Whitewater kayak, squirt boat, open canoe, sea kayak, raft
First Season: 1986
Favorite Runs: Green River Narrows (NC), Big Creek (NC), Wilson Creek (NC), Cowbell (TN), Middle Fork of the Feather (CA), Secesh (ID), Big South Fork of the Poudre (CO), Clayoquot Sound (BC)

The ReformSchool Family, September 2001

RS is an associate professor of economics at http://www.unca.edu. RS received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. RS teaches http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ/bell/102/index.html and http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ/bell/101/index.html, http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ/bell/302/index.html, http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ/bell/305/index.html, http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ/bell/316/index.html, http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ/bell/380/index.html, and the http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ/Project.htm. His main research areas are political economy, which is the study of the way the rules of the game influence economic and political outcomes, and teaching economics as a laboratory science. He has had work published in such journals as the http://www.elsevier.nl/homepage/sae/econbase/pubec/, http://www.ntanet.org/, http://www.indiana.edu/~econed/

, and  http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/hpe/.


RS's older daughter at the Calderwood Reservoir boat ramp, Graham County, NC.

Before attending graduate school RS spent two years as a research analyst for the Stanford Research Institute (now http://www.sri.com/)

.  He has conducted numerous studies for private businesses and the U.S. government.  RS has designed several web sites, the most extensive being the http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ site (from which this biography is drawn), his http://bulldog.unca.edu/econ/bell/102/index.html

site, the http://www.jimisnyder.com site, and the http://www.boatingbeta.com.  RS is the faculty advisor to the http://www.unca.edu/bike/, http://www.unca.edu/hole/ and ultimate frisbee clubs. Off campus he enjoys kayaking (http://www.boatingbeta.com/images/image1.jpg; http://www.unca.edu/econ/cb.jpg; http://www.unca.edu/econ/cbgt.jpg), canoeing, bicycling, hiking, taking photographs and being a Dad. He has served as President of both the http://main.nc.us/wcp/home.html -- a canoeing and kayaking club -- and Asheville Toastmasters -- a public speaking club. He currently serves on the board of directors of the http://www.pigeonriverfund.org/ and is the Southeastern Regional Stream Keeper for http://www.americanwhitewater.org/.


He would be happy to provide more information about all organizations with which he is involved. See him in Karpen 157.

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Wall post from jodidavis on the wall of WaldensRidge
Going to Boone,NC tomorrow-How far are you and do you still have the Villain? Jodi jodidavis2000@yahoo.com
We are are route to tallulah and looking for someone to set shuttle with today. Should be there by 2pm today
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Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Male 5'11"
Boats I paddle: OC-1 (duhhhh, do I LOOK like a skanky kayaker?)
First Season: 1992
Favorite Class: III
Favorite Runs: Cranberry Twist, Upper Meadow, Middle Fork (of Tygart), Cheat Canyon, Daddy's Creek, Lower Big Sandy Creek, Big Laurel Creek
AKA Richard Hopley, living in Winston-Salem, NC, now, and paddling with the CCC, but I did my best boating in the '90s and earliwst '00s when I lived in Rockville, MD and boated mostly with the Monocacy Canoe Club and Blue Ridge Voyageurs. I used to be a Class IV paddler (ran the occasional Class V rapid, e.g. on the Upper Gauley and Upper Yough); mostly prefer Class III/III+ these days. I can no longer roll my canoe, so I prefer to avoid waterfalls, but I would still run any of the Class III/IV streams in my Favorites list at a moderate level (I always like these small technical streams better than big water like the Gauley or the New). I tend to prefer lower water for these runs than most kayakers like; there's lotsa creeky things that are boatable 'way below AW's idea of zero. Best river I ever ran was the Bottom Moose, five or six times; probably won't ever do that again, and probably won't touch Section IV over 1.5'.
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Gastonia, NC
Male 6 ft
205 lbs
Boats I paddle: kayak
First Season: 2000
Favorite Class: V
Favorite Runs: Green, Rocky Broad, Wilson Creek, WFFB/NFFB, Horsepasture, Big Creek, Watauga
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