Who We Are
RVR 2 RVR was inspired by Natali Zollinger and Brittany Parker, two passionate women who consider themselves stewards of the river. They travel around the world providing paddlers with the tools to understand and enjoy their local waterways.
Our clinics are designed with every level of paddler in mind; from beginner to advanced. We take river safety very seriously and will make sure each client has the necessary gear and knowledge before hitting the river. Whether you want to paddle class II or surf some of the worlds best river waves we’ll ensure you reach your paddling goals. Not only do we want to help you build your confidence and skills on the water but we want to encourage conservation efforts to protect the water that we all love so much.
World Class Stand Up Paddle Boarding
White Water Rescue
Despite having a access to amazing whitewater paddling and surfing in my backyard, I always felt intimidated and out of my element. The RVR 2 RVR clinic with Natali and Brittany changed that for me. Not only do they have the skills and expertise to back up what they teach, but they also deliver the content in such an easily digestible way. They're unpretentious, encouraging, and great ambassadors for the sport - exactly what the paddling community is all about. If you're looking for great instruction (no matter your experience level!) and good camaraderie, take one of their clinics!Meredith Brandt Potomac Clinic, 2016
The RVR 2 RVR clinic was well organized and full of content from the get go, and one of the best “staycations” I’ve ever had. The core gang, as well as the people they draw to them, were so affectionate and supportive; I feel like my river skills tightened up considerably. This team has a high level of expertise, and I believe that anyone looking to hone or expand their paddling ability would benefit from their teachings and warmhearted manner.Thom WrightPotomac Clinic, 2016
Having only paddled on flat water, I was literally shaking when I stood up on my board on moving water. Brittany and Natali met me at my level and helped me gain confidence, new skills, and knowledge about River paddling. Their expertise and confidence made me feel safe to take risks and try new things. Their assistants Nadia and Heather were also super supportive and kind. They are great teachers and all-around awesome people and I will totally sign up for anything else they put on that I can!Sara UrquhartPotomac Clinic, 2016
I had the most incredible time during the Whitefish clinic. I learned a great deal from these two wonderful coaches. Natali with her strong personality and Drill Sargent like teaching tactics and Brittany with her soft spoken personality made these two an awesome duo to learn from. Both are so dang talented in what they are teaching. I learned a lot by watching these two perform. I had a perm-a-grin from ear to ear! At one I was filled with so much glee that I got a little choked up, really! The South Fork River was beautiful, the group of paddlers in the class where so helpful and friendly, and Nat & Brit where so attentive that it made learning fun! My paddling skills improve greatly from this class.Montana MarshWhitefish Clinic, 2016
Would I do this clinic again, you betcha! Would I recommend this clinic, damn straight I do!
Brittany and Natali do such a good job of catering their clinics to help improve the techniques of paddlers from all different experience levels. They make a sport that can feel rather intimidating at times feel very accessible and extremely fun and safe for everyone.Leda OlmstedGlenwood Clinic, 2015
Brittany ParkerFounder / Instructor
From Glenwood Springs, CO Brittany has built herself a life as a professional stand up paddle athlete. Along with her top rankings in the competitive whitewater circuit she’s also considered the top female river surfer in the country and the co-founder/creator of ‘Can I Surf That’ a river surfing film (Download link below). She lives in a van down by the river, surfing as much as possible, and working to grow the sport of river surfing through her lessons with RVR2RVR. Featured in magazines such as SUP the Mag, Women’s Adventure, and Boarder’s Magazine.
Sponsors include: Badfish Stand Up Paddle, Astral Designs, Season Five, Healthy Skoop, Honubelle, Colorado Kayak Supply, Werner Paddles, Heidi Michele Designs, Kokatat
Natali ZollingerFounder / Instructor
Natali Zollinger is from Moab, Utah and a desert girl at heart. She’s built the perfect surf-and-turf lifestyle as a raft guide, professional stand up paddle boarder, RVR 2 RVR Instructor, Fitness Trainer, and Onewheeler Extraordinaire. You can find Natali traveling around the country in her truck, training, teaching and chasing her next adventure. Her motto is to be “Tierra-Fit” or Earth-fit, and has developed her own method of movement where she uses Nature as her gym and Terrain as her resistance. She loves getting people outside moving their bodies and strives for self love and empowerment in her clients. You can follow her adventures over at @natalizollinger or find her surfing river waves and teaching whitewater clinics here at @rvr2rvr.
Badfish Standup PaddleBoard Sponsor
Based in Salida, Colorado, Badfish SUP is a partnership between shaper and designer Zack Hughes and whitewater park designer Mike Harvey. We make SUP boards for whitewater rivers, flatwater and the ocean, with a mountain flavor. Our boards are designed to be stable for beginners and ripable for experts.
Heidi MicheleDesigner / Ambassador
A talented photographer and artist from Alaska. With a bachelors degree in the fine arts. Heidi was the lead designer on extensive products for the national parks including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Everglades. She’s also in the midst of developing and adventure lifestyle brand and product line specific for women adventuring in the outdoors.
Nadia AlmutiAthlete / Instructor
A professional whitewater stand up paddler as well as an accomplished environmental scientist. She has a thorough understanding of the importance of conserving and maintaining our natural waterways.
Sponsors Include: Hala Gear, Werner Paddles, Gnarly Nutrition, Astral Designs, Honey Stinger, SUPskin, Heidi Michele, Prana, Colorado Kayak Supply
Jacob Kelly QuinlanRiver Surfing Shortboard Instructor
For ten years Jacob has surfed river waves and passed on his knowledge to grow the sport. in 2013 Jacob began teaching lessons officially and has now personally taught over 100 students. RVR 2 RVR is helping Jacob take the curriculum he built in Calgary, Canada on the road to help spread safe and fun lessons to river wave communities across North America.
Heather JacksonMedia / Ambassador
Heather’s love for the river is showcased through her photography and videos that she’s done for Badfish Stand Up Paddle and Werner Paddles. She graduated with honors from Metro State University in 'Video Production'. Her major accomplishment is being the sole professional videographer and editor for the film Can I Surf That. She’s the main videographer for Badfish Stand Up Paddle and has photography featured in several magazines.