Everyone knows that Jackson Kayak has always been all about family, with founder, world champion and Olympian Eric Jackson employing his kids Emily and Dane, son-in-law Nick Troutman, and even wife, Kristine, in varying capacities over the years, since the company’s founding with partners David Knight and Tony Lunt in 2004. Throw in such stalwarts as Clay Wright, Stephen Wright and more, and it’s a giant dinner table of kayak designs, churning out high-performance craft for everything from fishing to Class V.
Now the made-in-America brand, headquartered near Rock Island, Tennessee, has produced a video celebrated those values of always being open and welcoming. “We always try to make our growing family of customers and dealers feel close,” says Emily. “We strive for improvements in the products we create so that they reflect our authentic and honest understanding of the paddler and the adventurer.”