Leadership 2018


Soren Sorensen (President)
    When I’m not Kayaking and running rivers, I have a job! For the past 30+ years I have been in the Floor Covering business. It’s been a good gig. In addition to kayaking I enjoy hiking, skiing, Snowmobiling, Harley rides, and my Grandson Wesley! My favorite color is Blue, and I like my coffee black. My dog, “Cash” is my best friend. I have been running rivers for years, but started kayaking at “57”and love it! My moto: “Old Guy’s Rule”!


Cody Redmond (Vice President)
    I love going outside and doing things. I love Kayaking, MTB, Road Biking, Skiing, Snowmobiling, fishing and being in nature. I own a small business, and enjoy what I do. I have been Kayaking for about 10 years, and did not really find my passion for it until I found the club. I love assisting people in learning kayaking. I feel it's one of the best outdoor activities around in every season.


David Pittenger (Secretary)
    When David is not saving the world from an alien invasion, he is on his Snowboard, or watching a concert in some other state. When Satan appears and forces him to stay around, then maybe just maybe he will make it to the river on a kayaking adventure. Every once in awhile he brings his companion (dog) with him. 


Stephen Lucich(Treasurer)
    I have been a whitewater kayaker for about six years. I originally started boating on the Chattooga River (AKA The Cahulawassee in Deliverance) in South Carolina with the Clemson Whitewater Club. During the week, I work as energy consultant who helps building owners conserve electricity and save money. I am easy to spot on the river because of the large tiger paw on the back of my helmet, or sometimes off the river when I decide to forge a new portage trail through the forest.


Leslie Selin (Board Member)

Montana Girl

Leslie is raised and educated in western Montana

    Recently retired after 41 years as Medical Technologist in Clinical Laboratory Science.  She came to Salt Lake in 1986.  She is a mother, a quilter, a skier and an Olympic Volunteer and continues to do volunteer work with the championship events held at Deer Valley and other local venues.  She started whitewater kayaking with her husband under the tutelage of Gary Nichols in 2007 and progressively continues to support the Utah Whitewater Club and the sport. She presents herself as a cautious kayaker but there in nothing timid about her skills and the waters she has tackled.



Lonny Selin (Board Member)
    Utah born but raised in Georgia, Lonny started kayaking in 2007.  Also a recovering Medical Technologist.  Always a promoter of the Utah Whitewater Club and the whitewater kayaking sport.  He loves to teach and help people with their skills (and self confidence).  His greatest reward is the smiles and enthusiasm on beginner’s faces as they realize each progressive skill and their most recent experience on the river.  He has been a volunteer and coach at various local classes including our local chapter of TRR (Team River Runner) for Veterans.  Though not a Vet, himself, he feels that this might be his opportunity to serve. He is also involved with and supports the Boy Scouts.


Pam Moritz (Board Member)
     I have always loved the water.  Even before I could swim I jumped into the Cheyenne River twice.  My dad pulled me out by the arm once and caught me with a fishing pole the second time.. 
    As an adult I’m still jumping and swimming in rivers.  I joined the Utah Whitewater Club about 10 years ago..  I have  served  on and off the board for five years in addition to being treasurer for two years.
    I love kayaking and being involved with this great organization and awesome people.
    I look forward to seeing you all on the river.  You might  find me  practicing my roll.  And as Kayaker Chris would say “ I’ve got the roll down, I just need the roll up".