Steve Dougherty has been kayaking since 1993. He received his ACA whitewater kayaking instructor certification in 1998 and his ACA advanced whitewater kayaking instructor certification in 2010. Steve developed the Mental Toughness class for CW in 2001 and has taught it many times. His favorite things about instruction are trouble shooting rolling issues and helping students progress toward their boating goals. His instruction style is to develop pool and on-river progressions that will allow students to improve their skills in a step-wise fashion. Steve is a good resource for pool drills to improve your boating and exercises to assist with strength and mobility specific to kayaking. His favorite places to paddle are Clear Creek (he often offers a multi-week Clear Creek progression cruise) and Ecuador.