The OKCC is a group of boaters in the Portland area who have joined together to pursue a common interest in whitewater boating. Our primary focus is to organize river trips at various skill levels. Safety, as well as enjoyment, is considered important on all club-sponsored trips. We are also involved in ocean kayaking and surfing, slalom races, instruction, and river conservation. Membership entitles you to participate in all trips and clinics, discounts on pool sessions, discounts at local stores, conservation updates, social events, discounts with American Whitewater, and an outlet/source for used equipment.

2018 Board of Directors

The OKCC Board is made up of seven members, as stated in the OKCC bylaws [PDF]. This Board is elected on a yearly basis.

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The current Board members are:


Gonzalo Velasquez - President


Roger Sharp - Vice President


Russ Pascoe - Secretary


Chris Massey - Pool Coordinator & Class 3 Trip Coordinator

James Phillips - Class 2 Coordinator


Matt Sanders - Treasurer & Membership

Josh Wiseman - Board Member

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Carl Hansen - Board Member

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