Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon
  Occupation: Engineer, Real Estate Manager

Jesse has to be one of the most optimistic boaters I have ever met. While other paddlers see nothing but chaos and destruction, Jesse sees fun, fun, fun!

I have spent a fair amount of time sweating with a throw-rope while Jesse the portage-slayer cruises through some of the toughest drops I have ever seen someone run, with a big grin and a bigger laugh and a shout of 'Too much fun!' at the bottom. That pretty much describes paddling with Jesse; too much fun.

Coombs gets ready polish off another recommended portage on the South Fork Trinity