The Epicocity Project Exploration Team

Trip Jennings (25): Trip Jennings is the owner and founder of the Epicocity Project. He has led whitewater first descents and expeditions in 7 countries on three continents. The National Geographic Society recently awarded Trip the Adventure of the Year for his work on an expedition into the wilds of Papua New Guinea. He’s a professional kayaker who paddles for Wave Sport, NRS and Smith Optics.

Kyle Dickman (24): Kyle Dickman is a producer with the Epicocity Project and a freelance writer. His work has been published by National Geographic Adventure; he regularly contributes to Canoe and Kayak magazine and covers environmental issues in the American west for Forest Magazine. The Sierra Club has endorsed Kyle’s work in documentary film. He paddles for Kokatat.

Brian Eustis (32) recently returned from paddling the length of the Mekong River. Eustis’s film about this adventure, “The Mother of Waters”, was awarded Telluride’s Indomitable Spirit award and finished second in Banff Mountain Film Festivals People’s Choice award. He has logged first descents in China, led kayaking expeditions in Costa Rica and spends his weekends paddling his favorite backyard run, Washington’s Little White Salmon. Brian’s experience with foreign cultures and his skills on the water and with a camera make him an invaluable part of EP.

Andy Maser (22): Andy Maser is the Online and Advertising Coordinator for the Epicocity Project. Andy recently finished second in the collegiate nationals for kayaking and just completed a two-month tour promoting safe whitewater kayaking. He is a professional kayaker who paddles for NRS and Dagger Kayaks.

Scott Feindel (32): Scott Feindel is a professional kayaker who paddles for Dagger and Kokatat. He has been paddling since he was 8 years old and since has kayaked rivers all across North America, South America, Norway, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Matt Fields Johnson (24) joined the PNG expedition as a photographer, a kayaker and an expert in ropes and rescue. Matt is studying photography at Bowling Green State University. He has been on photography assignments in Antarctica, Ecuador and Argentina. When Matt’s not shooting photos he is climbing hard traditional routes all over the world, or paddling his backyard run on the Great Falls of the Potomac.