Larry Ausley was an ACA certified whitewater kayaking (L4) Instructor Trainer Educator (ITE), L3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Trainer (IT), advanced whitewater kayaking, river safety and rescue (L3) and tandem canoe (L1) instructor. He was a 2-term Chair of ACA’s  River Kayak Committee , a past member of the national Board of Directors and past-Secretary of the American Canoe Association. He was an affiliate Instructor Trainer Educator for Canoe, Kayak and Paddle Co. in Vienna, VA. He was a  2-term president of the Carolina Canoe Club and was vice-president of the Falls Whitewater Park Committee, Inc. Larry is a retired State of North Carolina water quality biologist with a degree in Marine Biology, is a Certified Public Manager and is  broadly published  on water quality monitoring and aquatic toxicology. In 2007, Larry was inducted to North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine. In December 2018, Larry was certified as a single-engine airplane private pilot.