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Summer Highlight: Paddling with the Columbia Gorge Junior Kayak Club

Summer Highlight: Paddling with the Columbia Gorge Junior Kayak Club

For almost as long as I have paddled, I’ve helped get kids into kayaking. It wasn’t on purpose, and I’m not even really sure how it happened. I didn’t really start paddling until I was in my late teens/early twenties, so maybe it’s because I was one of the only “kids”...
Diversify Whitewater – Greater Seattle 2022

Diversify Whitewater – Greater Seattle 2022

This year I was fortunate to volunteer as a kayak instructor for Diversify Whitewater’s Greater Seattle Area weekend event. The mission of Diversify Whitewater (https://diversifywhitewater.org/) is to promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in paddlesports by...
2022 World Cup’s- When the Paddling Community is Everything

2022 World Cup’s- When the Paddling Community is Everything

It’s been a couple days since the Freestyle Kayaking World Cups- The day after was a blur of packing up, helping many team JK athletes get organized to leave, and my Monday Morning meetings where I had to present the weeks numbers on online sales, click through rates...
2022 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships

2022 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships

2022 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships Cover Photo. Dane crowd. Photo cred: @jled_photo I am a little late on getting this blog done but the 2022 Freestyle Kayaking World Championships were held June 28th to July 2nd in Nottingham, England after being delayed due...
The Kids Kayaking Camp – 20 years old and going strong !!

The Kids Kayaking Camp – 20 years old and going strong !!

Yesterday, EJ, Emily, Nick, Andy K, Sean C, and I completed the 20th anniversary year of the Kids Kayaking Camp. The 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers had inspired my original idea to start the camp for underserved inner city youth in NYC. In 2002, we did the...
World Championships Recap with Emily Jackson

World Championships Recap with Emily Jackson

What a whirlwind. As I sit here in an awkwardly dark cabin getting ready to touch back down into the US-I can’t help but reflect and think about the sheer chaos of getting to England in the first place. I have been on the road since March. My family and I travel in a...