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Johnny

Johnny

Paddling Expert and Instructor

  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding

I am a paddler at heart.  I started canoeing and kayaking when I was young, going out with my parents on lakes and reservoirs.  When I was about 12 years old I started attending Mountain Adventure School summer camps at a local outfitter on the Rappahannock River.  There I discovered my love for rivers.  Over the next few years I was introduced to the sport of white water kayaking, and was instantly hooked.  I progressed in the sport  and received my white water kayak instructor certification through the ACA.  Since then I have traveled up and down the coast paddling some of America’s greatest runs, some favorites being Tallulah Gorge down in Georgia, and the Upper Yough in Maryland.  A few years after teaching white water, I was introduced to the sport of Stand Up Paddle boarding.  I instantly loved boards for flat water, and began developing my skills. I went on to obtain my certification to teach SUP, and have plans to do some multi-day expedition trips on my board with my Australian shepherd on lakes and tidal sections of rivers.  I love getting people out on the water.  Seeing people develop the same passion and respect for rivers is a great reward.  I look forward to introducing more people to the world of paddle sports.

 

Level 4 White Water Instructor Certified through ACA

 

Level 2 SUP Instructor Certified through ACA

April 12th, 2016

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