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
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.
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!