I have been a teacher all my life, and of kayaking since 2001. I am an American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer in both Whitewater and Coastal Kayaking. I've managed UCLA's Sea Kayak program and California Canoe & Kayak's Whitewater and Valley Programs. I travel to teach at symposiums and teach part-time in my backyard in Mendocino.

My philosophy of teaching is to give the students the tools and concepts they need to develop through their own practice. I focus on fundamentals and understanding, whether teaching beginners or certifying instructors. Classes are simply the first part of true learning.

If you are interested in my services as a coach, or would just like some advice on what to learn, please contact me and I'd be happy to discuss options.

Curriculum Vitae

2015 Club Director - ACA-California Council

2013 U.S. National Kayak Polo - Open Division Champions

2012 ACA Coastal Kayaking Level 5 Instructor Certification

2010 Coach - Lumpy Waters Symposium

2010 Released 'Paddle California' DVD

2009 Coach - Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium

2009 ACA Intructor Trainer - Coastal Kayaking

2009 ACA Instructor Trainer - Whitewater

2008 ACA Whitewater L5 Instructor Certification

2007 California Canoe & Kayak Whitewater
& Valley Program Director

2006 Captain, U.S. National Kayak Polo Team

2004 ACA Whitewater Kayak Instructor Certification

2003 UCLA Head Kayak Instructor

2002 ACA Coastal Kayak Instructor Certification

2001 UCLA Sea Kayak Instructor