SNEWS® Live: Family first, business second in the whitewater world of Jackson Kayak

Eric Jackson shares the story of his life, building and paddling whitewater kayaks while raising a family.

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SNEWS® Live: Eric Jackson is a true leader in the paddling business, both as an athlete and a manufacturer. The owner and founder of Jackson Kayaks is a nationally ranked whitewater champion who built his business from the ground up while raising a family and paddling raging rivers around the world. At the 2007 Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Colo., Jackson walked away with a ton of prizes and showed off the kayaks that bear his name to cheers from a roaring crowd. Before taking his place on the top podium, SNEW® Live sat down with Jackson to get his story.


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Jackson Inducted into Whitewater Hall of Fame

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Did you hear?... Tim Jackson resigns as lead editor of Canoe and Kayak

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