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Everyone knows, I LOVE kayaking. Freestyle and down-river paddling has opened a world of new experiences and adventures for me. Traveling to new places, paddling new rivers, and meeting new people, are all things that motivate me to continue to live this lifestyle of love for the outdoors. I train almost everyday to aim high in reaching my goals with respect to Freestyle Kayaking. This year a relished in a new discipline of extreme down-river racing and hope to jump into some creeks this fall.

Working hard to balance homeschool, work, relationships, and paddling by keeping to a tight schedule. Lucky for me, one of my jobs is giving other people the experience of enjoying the river. Teaching kayaking has always brought me joy, and the gratification I receive from seeing someone progress in this sport is everything. I take pride in my students leaving the water with a huge smile, and them having a sense of self-growth and added confidence.


One of my traveling adventures, this past spring, led my family to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We explored the city and also volunteered teaching kayaking. The community of OKC and OKC Kayak welcomed our family, alongside the Jackson-Troutman’s to volunteer and teach a weekend of free clinics. We provided everything from kids’ pool sessions, to strokes and concepts, and to flat water freestyle. We were able to work in small groups and with individuals, of all ages and abilities, to meet their developmental goals for their paddling skills they are working towards.

Enjoy our video as our family adventures in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and enjoys teaching the beautiful kayaking community there.

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