About Us

About Us

American Packrafting Association was founded in October of 2012 by a group of avid packrafters from across the United States interested in safety, education, conservation, and ensuring that packrafting has a place on America’s public lands. We have no home office or employees, but APA is a registered unincorporated non-profit in the State of Wyoming. Our all-volunteer Board and Executive Council operate and collaborate virtually from locations throughout North America. We need your input and support. Please become a member.

Send us an email at info@packraft.org and let us know if you would like us to mail you one or more of our rack card flyers  or stickers!

APA Board of Directors

  • Joseph Bell, President, Los Angeles, CA
  • Marilyne Marchand, Treasurer, Denver, CO
  • Bix Firer, Boise, ID
  • Becky King, Eagle River, AK
  • Chad Lorenz, Tetonia, ID
  • Jack Martin, Richmond, VA
  • Monte Montepare,  McCarthy-Kennicott, AK
  • Monica Morin, Maupin, OR
  • René Ritter, St. John’s, NL Canada
  • Sarah Tingey, Mancos, CO
  • Dirk Veenema, Oakland, CA

APA Executive Council

  • David Chenault, Missoula, MT
  • Mike Curiak, Grand Junction, CO
  • John Davis, Adirondacks, NY
  • Chris Erickson, Portland, OR
  • Jim Harris, Park City, UT
  • Bretwood Higman, Seldovia, AK
  • Ryan Jordan, Bozeman, MT
  • Wendy Loya, Eagle River, AK
  • Luc Mehl, Anchorage, AK
  • David Nix, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Eric Riley, Jackson, WY
  • Wyatt Roscoe, Jackson, WY
  • Rich Rudow, Phoenix, AZ
  • Kelley Smith, Denver, CO
  • Jared Steyaert, McCarthy, AK


2017 Members and Friends Survey Infographic

2019 Members and Friends Survey Infographic 

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Membership Stats as of March 2017:

Contact Us

American Packrafting Association

PO Box 13
Wilson, WY 83014