WASHINGTON DC / MARYLAND / VIRGINIA
Since 1979 when I started snowboarding and surfing, my passion for the water/mountains and rivers has never been greater. Outdoor experiences have been the best life therapy for me and many of my friends too. When I started to go stand up paddle boarding in 2008, the life therapy switch went beyond the next level. It was so awesome to get to be a beginner at something again!
Teaching people how to stand up paddle for the past 9 years has been the most amazing experience and never gets boring or old to me. Putting together one of the first SUP programs in the Maryland/DC area and becoming one of the first ACA Level 3 instructors has given me the knowledge and confidence needed to give the best quality instruction to our students at PaddlestrokeSUP.
Riding for Earth River SUP has been a dream come true…they actually took my ideas seriously and my “designed by a surfer” philosophy became a big part for me when I was put on the board design team for ERS.
ERS 10-0 V-II
ERS 7-2 G ROCKER
ERS 6-5 RIVER SURF
Regarded by local paddlers as the best stand up paddle board lesson program in the DC / Maryland area. Paddlestroke SUP provides you with top-quality, enthusiastic, supportive instruction from experienced professional stand up paddlers. Your first lesson will be in a safe, calm-water environment where you’ll learn the basics but we offer further tuition in intermediate / advanced skills - river running - SUP Camp for Kids - & One on One or large group tuition.
ACA Level IV Instructor - SWIFTWATER Rescue Certified - Masters in Shredification from the University of Surfland.
Even after many years in the sport of sup, my enthusiasm continues to grow. I became a National Park Service Volunteer as a member of the Potomac Paddlers Volunteer Corps to help others understand how precious our National Parks are, to promote water safety and clean water.
I am always coming up with new ways to teach to better myself and my students. The Fun Factor is what it's all about. My current goals with ERS involve it's growth and stoke all over the country. It's really cool to see other parts of this world starting to catch on to our brand and stoke too!
BEGINNER SUP LESSONS
INTERMEDIATE SUP LESSONS
FAVORITE PADDLING LOCATIONS
I love the Potomac River, but it's good to get out in the world to experience other waters, meet other paddlers and share the stoke!
The Rappahannock, James, Gauley, New River Gorge, Catawba, US National White Water Center and the waters in Washington state are some of my favorites. Surf trips to California, Hatteras, Florida, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Baja, Mainland Mex, Fiji and Hawaii are some of my travels.
FLATWATER – POTOMAC RIVER – MARYLAND / VIRGINIA
WHITEWATER – ‘ROCKY’ GREAT FALLS – VIRGINIA
SURF – ASSATEAUGE ISLAND – MARYLAND
CAMP SUP FOR KIDS (AGES 11-17)
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