In 1999 with zero experience and a desire to get away from land, I purchased my first sea kayak. One month later I purchased my second sea kayak. Turns out the first one was not even close to what I needed, but that’s what I get for taking advice from people that didn’t really know their stuff. Lesson learned.
The next spring I got a job guiding paddling trips for a new business in the NH Seacoast. I didn’t know much about paddling yet, but the job gave me two important things: a mentor and a solid set of foundation skills. Ever since then paddling has played a major role in my life.
Over the years I’ve worked for more than a half dozen dedicated paddlesport schools and outfitters on the East & West coast. I’ve guided and coached consistently in that time on flatwater, coastal, in the surf and in whitewater. I consider myself a well-rounded paddler and always keep my own skills honed with personal development, training courses, certifications and paddling trips.
Today, Belgrade Lakes is my home and I have finally reached the right place & time to start the paddling focused business I’ve been working on for almost twenty years.
I want others to enjoy paddling as much as I do. My goal is to provide quality instruction on quality equipment and to offer opportunities for students to gain more experience while exploring new locations.