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Owner of Paddle the Mitten & SUP Michigan

Birth Date: October

Birth Place: Mitten State, Michigan

Hometown: Mitten State, Michigan

Started Paddling: 2004

Favorite SUP: The Yoga Mat & The Voyager Classic

SUP Paddle: Riviera Paddles - Vantage Art Series - The Camo paddle!

Other Sports & Hobbies: When I'm not guiding SUP adventures or teaching H2YO & Lotus SUP Yoga on the water, you can find me out backpacking, upland bird hunting, snow shoeing, riding Harley's, being a Foodie, & training for extreme wiener dog races. My goal is to explore every National Park in the USA....I'm over halfway there!

Likes: Helping others, Big Foot, tan lines

Dislikes: Shady people, snapping turtles, CANCER

Quote: "I'd rather wear out than rust out."

Endorsements: Riviera Paddlesurf, Ford Motor Co., Lotus SUP Yoga, Sweet Water Wear, Indo Yoga Boards, H2YO, Teva Insider, Samata Magazine, Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Warriors

Career Accomplishments:

Since HS I've lived on the beaches of Florida, attended Graduate school & surf/SUP'd in Santa Cruz, California and taught high school in Baltimore, Maryland. Yosemite National Park and the Big Island are 2 places I conducted extensive geological studies. Currently, I am retired from teaching and live right where I began my life.

Future Goals:

In the past 4 years, I've been a strong advocate of SUP instruction & safety. Continuing with that path, I will be also promoting Lotus SUP Yoga Teacher Trainings, instruction support for Riviera Dealers and spreading the stoke of paddling throughout the Great Lakes Region & Nationally.. My company, Paddle the Mitten-SUP Michigan has 2 locations and we have SUP events for cancer patients and local causes already planned. 2014 is going to be a great Rivi year traveling!