Emily Jackson

Name: Emily Jackson-Troutman

Nickname: EmJ, EJ2, ET

DOB: 3/13

Hometown: Rock Island, TN or wherever my RV is Parked!

Favorite Place to Paddle: Anywhere there is water! Warm like Africa, Clear like Cali, Big like the Ottawa, Friendly like Colorado and Home Sweet Home.


2015 and 2009 World Freestyle Kayak Champion, 2007Jr World Champion, 2012 World Cup Champion, 2011 Silver Medalist

9x Teva/ Go Pro Mountain Game Winner

Ted Talker (Look up- Uncompromising)

4th Place 2014 Sickline Race

Placed Top 3 in all Freestyle Events Entered from 2006- 2013 

4x Payette River Games Champion (1x I won 3 weeks before having my son)

US Slalom Team Member

Ranked #1 Women’s US Slalom in 2009

Raised $30K for Soft Power Health, Fighting Malaria in Uganda

2006 Outdoor Idol and Current Outdoor Nation Ambassador

Survived being a Jackson

Playboat: 2016 Rockstar Small

Creekboat: Zen or Karma S, Zen in more big water creeking and Karma S when I want the sweetest boofs or rock maneuvering

Crazy Fact About You: I’ve completed a Marathon and a Century Ride with my Mother in the same month and I own a pot belly pig monkey (French bulldog)

Why Emily Loves Kayaking: I love the freedom kayaking gives you, whether its taking you to a new place, introducing you to new people or simply taking away all other thoughts from the day, it always gives me the peace I crave.