I have been kayaking since 2015 and recently became certified as an ACA instructor.
I first got on the water in the Golden play park, and I’m so glad I did! Paddling in gorgeous scenery and meeting so many amazing people have been the highlights of kayaking for me. I hope to be able to teach new paddlers and help them experience such a great sport in the way other instructors have for me.
My favorite runs to paddle are definitely Foxton and the Numbers. I’ve been very lucky to experience so many rivers in a short amount of time and will have the Grand Canyon added to the list this year!
If I could give one piece of advice to new paddlers, it would definitely be to get out there as much as possible and utilize meetup groups and clubs (like CW!). Learning becomes 100 times easier when you have a solid group of friends to paddle with and makes it so much more rewarding!
When I'm not in a kayak, you'll find me going on adventures with my best buddy Cooper, the Australian Shepherd.