I have been kayaking since 2015 and became certified as an ACA instructor in 2016. I am also very excited to have recently taken on the role as Instruction Director!
I first got on the water in the Golden play park, and I’m so glad I did! Paddling in gorgeous scenery and meeting so many amazing people have been the highlights of kayaking for me. I hope to be able to teach new paddlers and help them experience such a great sport in the way other instructors have for me.
Some of my favorite runs to paddle are Waterton and the Numbers with countless spots to work on different lines and techniques. I’ve been very lucky to experience so many rivers in a short amount of time and was able to add the Grand Canyon to that list!
If I could give one piece of advice to new paddlers, it would definitely be to get out there as much as possible and utilize meetup groups and clubs (like CW!). Learning becomes 100 times easier when you have a solid group of friends to paddle with and makes it so much more rewarding!
When I'm not in a kayak, I'm probably making a fool of myself in a raft or on a SUP