Mora “Sully” Sullivan
River Trip Co-Coordinator, Instructor
Mora, affectionately known by many as Sully, is a gentle spirit who’s enthusiastic about seeking adventure. As a child growing up outside of Buffalo, N.Y., she spent her time reading and journeying through fantastical worlds. When she grew old enough to choose her own path, her adventure seeking spirit took her to the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. There she studied Expeditionary Studies in order to learn how to craft her own adventures. During her time at Plattsburgh, Mora concentrated on exploring the world by water. Her studies took her sea kayaking along the salty waves of Maine, canoeing through the glacial lakes of Alaska, and whitewater canoeing the rocky rivers of Tennessee.
From Plattsburgh, Mora’s swift love for water quickly carried her to the New River Gorge. As a whitewater guide, she discovered the gift of sharing adventures with others. After becoming close friends with the New River and many of the people she guided along it, Mora felt the familiar pull of a fresh adventure. In 2022, Mora floated into the Living Earth School family along the currents of the James.
Here, Mora is excited to share inspiring adventures with others and discover new ways to connect with nature. When she’s unable to get out for a paddle on the James or Rivanna, Mora loves to hike, swim, and create stories through art. When she has the opportunity, Mora searches for exhilarating adventures over the next horizon line and around the river bend.