Hi, My name is Shannon Valdez
I am your outfitter tour guide for the original Salem Kayak Rentals LLC
CPR and FIRST AID CERTIFIED
over 4 years experienced
I was born and raised on the old Boat Barn, off the Willamette River in West Salem in 1980. Which my parents owned and ran. We lived on top of the bait shop on the river boat barn as my parents called it. I grew up playing on the river. My father ran called the Willamette River Tours. My father built boats as well. He also own Hansen's Flooring. I spent a great deal growing up on the river and playing in it. I quickly took a love to the sport Kayaks just as it was becoming popular. As the years went by. My knowledge grew quickly in the sport. I spent a few years spending all summer inviting family, friends and new people to try kayaking for the first time. I supply the kayaks and help tour guide them on different kinds of rivers and lakes. I get a real joy bringing happiness and witnessing a new experience for all these people to forever cherish. I've even started to watch their love grow for the sport as well. And that's why being an outfitter guide, is a dream job!
My childhood parents family business and where we lived on the Willamette River over near Walery's Pizza to the right. Is a under pass from i5 to help pin point where this was.
This shows my love and passion I have for kayaking, by sharing the experience for all.
Salem Jumper Rentals LLC, owns and created Salem Kayak Rentals LLC. The owner Shannon Valdez, created Salem Jumper Rentals for her children back in 2015. To learn to own and run their own business. They do learn team work, money handling, customer service. Making big business decisions, paying bills and saving money. And guidance from their mother Shannon Valdez.
Everyone on Shannon's both side of the family going many generations back, are of family members working for them selves. Continuing the trade is nothing new to the family.
Shannon has also successfully own and operated a Lic. childcare for over 7 years. That lead to the bounce house rentals. Also own and operated graphic design business, marketing and art most of all her life. Along with being a self contractor brand ambassador. Help in marketing and sales of many brands over 10 years. Shannon has also successfully hand created a haunted house for the community for free on going for 6 years.
Shannon is a Wife and mom to 5 amazing kids. Full of energy and creativeness. Family is full of ADHD individuals that are always on the go. Never a dual moment in the Valdez house hold.
Check out photos of the hand crafter Haunted House we did for 6 years for the community,