Jimbo Kibler

Jimbo Kibler

What is the best part of the job?

The people I meet and the time spent with my work family.

Why do you think people should go on a rafting trip?

Enjoy the outdoors and pure beauty and power of the river. Most of all create memories.

Why would I want you as a guide?

I have 30+ years experience and still enjoy every trip I take. I will make sure you have fun, but you come back safe.

How long and Why/How did you start working at Ocoee Inn Rafting?

Came to work at Ocoee Inn Rafting in the early 90’s, loved the family atmosphere, stayed ever since.

Otherwise known as/nickname.


How did you get your nickname?

Girl that got me started at her dad’s rafting company in college.

What are some crazy/adventurous things you’ve done?

Bungee jump from 25 stories and rafting down the Gauley River with Kent, Roach, Todd, and Zavier. Pretty sure bungee jumping was safer.

What do you love about Ocoee Inn Rafting?

The owners and the family we have created with our staff.

What makes you unique as a guide and why would I request you?

Years of experience and you will have a blast.

Do you have anything to tell first-time rafters?

Listen to your guide.

Where did you grow up? If not not locally, what brought you here?

Born and raised just down the road from the River.

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What/Who inspires you?

God and my parents

Jimbo Kibler
Jimbo Kibler