Raccoon Mountain Caverns
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Meet Our Guides



Ashley

 

Ashley has been a guide at Raccoon Mountain Caverns since March 2016. She graduated from nearby Lookout Valley High School and hopes to continue her Marine Biology degree at University of Alabama. On her days off you may find her hiking, dancing, or hanging out with her pet pigeon (Caitlyn). Her favorite parts of the cave are the Gypsum passageway and the Stream Passage. Her favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.

Ben

 

Ben has been a guide at Raccoon Mountain Caverns since March 2016. He is native to Chattanooga and attended Red Bank High School. He is currently a student at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga majoring in Engineering. On his days off you will probably find him mountain biking, hiking, catching Pokemon or hanging out with his cat (Peyton). His favorite parts of the cave are the Echo Room and the Waterfall Dome. His favorite ice cream is Rocky Road. 

Darius

Darius has been a guide at Raccoon Mountain Caverns since April 2018. Darius is a native of Jackson, Tennessee who recently relocated to Chattanooga. He plans to continue his education exploring the electrical trade.He spends his days off making music, playing video games and playing with his dog.  His favorite parts of the cave are the crawl through True Grit and the Gypsum Passageway. His favorite ice cream is coffee.

Jasmin

 

Jasmin has been a guide at Raccoon Mountain Caverns since May 2017. She is a Geology major and Metalsmith minor at UTC. Her love of geology stems from a trip to this very cave when she was 11 years old. On her days off, you may find her hiking with her friends and dog, making art and playing ultimate frisbee. Her favorite areas of the cave include Sandpaper Slide and the crawl through True Grit. Her favorite ice cream is Dirty Snowman (Toffee and espresso flavored).

Koren

 

Koren has been a guide at Raccoon Mountain Caverns since April 2019. She moved to Chattanooga 4 years ago after studying Public Relations and Business Management at Berry College in Rome, GA. On her days off you may find her on a ropes course or whitewater rafting, if not she is probably reading and relaxing with her dog (Rory). Her favorite parts of the cave include the Mud Pit and the Birth Canal. Her favorite ice cream is Chunky Monkey.

Patrick
Patrick has been working at Raccoon Mountain on the campground since May 2019 but quickly realized his passion for the cave! He moved to Chattanooga from Bakersfield, Vermont. He is finishing up his Bachelor's degree in Computer Forensics and planning to continue on to obtain his Master's in Cyber Security. On his days off you may find him hiking and climbing rocks with friends and hanging out with his cats (Mocha and Paka). His favorite parts of the cave are Sandpaper Slide and Janney's Room. His favorite ice cream is strawberry.
Kylend
Kylend is back and better than ever! Born and raised here in Chattanooga, he worked at Raccoon Mountain from 2012-2015 and recently came back for more. His accomplishments include spending the night in the cave at least 10 times. On his days off you may find him camping, kayaking, cliff jumping, exploring other caves, and loving his cat, Vicious. His favorite parts of the cave include Janney's Room and the Stream Passage. He does not like ice cream.