Janie Allen

Janie is an Explorer Chick Guide who loves to explore the Red River Gorge! She grew up in Cincinnati, OH where she spent her childhood hiking, camping, canoeing, and playing in creeks. She decided to follow her heart and ended up at Appalachian State University where she studied Recreation Management and Outdoor Experiential Education and fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since 2013 Janie has been an outdoor educator, spending her summers as a raft guide on New River Gorge and taking other students on backpacking and canoeing trips in the mountains of NC. After graduating she spent her time moving around the country teaching environmental education in Minnesota and Maine, being a ski lift operator in Utah, and farming in Washington. Now back in Cincinnati, she loves to float on her ridiculous inflatable raft down the Little Miami River, ski at her home slopes of Perfect North, and play in the Red River Gorge. Janie works as a flower and vegetable farmer and when she’s not harvesting arugula or making bouquets, she loves to make wooden earrings, sing, go out dancing, and plan mini weekend adventures!

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