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Ladies of the Potomac, DC and MD

(l to r): Star Mitchell, Helen Scalliet, Jane Collins, and Laura Harley

(l to r): Star Mitchell, Helen Scalliet, Jane Collins, and Laura Harley 

Star Mitchell: “39+ and holding". I am a retired Montgomery County high school teacher and live in Bethesda, MD…” I started kayaking in 1985 but started rowing around in a row boat in the Bay in FL when I was 9 years old and started canoeing as a Girl Scout when I was about 11 or 12. I. I spend most of my time kayaking, biking (I am on the C&O Bike Patrol for the US Park Service), hiking, contra dancing, and partying with my many friends and time with my children and granddaughter (age 11).

Helene Scalliet:
I live near downtown Silver Spring and work as a policy and planning specialist for a marine conservation program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration headquarters. During my free time I likes to be on a river or on a trail, anywhere away from buildings and pavement!

Jane Collins:
“I’m a 67 year old librarian who retired to spend more time outdoors, skiing, kayaking, running, and mountain biking…except for when I’m playing squash, which I love so much!”

Laura Harley, a not quite 30 year old who lives in DC: “I have two passions in my life: my work in international development, and enjoying the great outdoors. When I am not traveling for work, I try to spend my time on the river or on a trail enjoying the sunshine and good company.”

photo credit:  Risa Shimoda

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