EARTH RIVER SUP RIDERS
RIDING AT A DIFFERENT LEVEL
ERS Team Riders are highly skilled paddlers and are an important part of product development team. Most of our team hold ACA or WPA instructor certifications and are actively involved in teaching stand up paddle boarding and related fitness lifestyles.
Everyone in the ERS eco-system purchases their equipment and is required to represent the core values of Earth River SUP. We don't send free products into the vapid void of instagram, youtube or twitter influencers to say nice things about us - or pay a bunch of model actors for the day to pretend they are having a good time. These are real people that are invested in the lifestyle of stand up paddle boarding and have a history of being involved in the sport.
Riders choose to ride ERS - and we are thrilled to have such an amazing team out on the water representing us.
MARYLAND / VIRGINIA / DC
Greg owns and operates Paddlestroke SUP and out of the Potomac River in MD.
An experienced surfer Greg transfers these skills easily to whitewater and river surfing environments. Greg is an integral part of the ERS Design Team.
Cole rides anywhere up and down the West Palm Beach coast areas and explores the shallow inlets and national parks.
A Science Educator by profession - Cole is passionate about nature conservation and wildlife.
MARYLAND / COLORADO
Justin is a very skilled paddler who is the fittest person we know. A cross trainer instructor he is equally at home in whitewater as he is providing SUP instruction to first timers.
He is currently completing a Masters of Science in Sport Management at Mount St. Mary's University
Sebastien is an outstanding paddler who runs a clothing / lifestyle brand Crimson Ape.
A kiteboarder, artist, and all round thrill seeker Sebastien latest extreme adventure is that of fatherhood.
Fluent in American Sign Language and a Special Olympics coach, Michelle is able to paddle in incredible scenery all over Europe
Equally at hime exploring flat lakes and canals, she is also an excellent river surfer.
'Brokeback' is known by almost every paddler in the DMV basin and is the marketing manager for Calleva Summer Camp .
Dave possesses no fear but enjoys instilling it in others as a talented designer of horror around the halloween holiday.
Graham is an experienced whitewater runner / river surfer who is up for running and trying almost anything.
During the summer he manages a retail operation out in Colorado and spends his time trying out new shapes and designing boards.
The ERS Surfing Farmer. Under the watch of Greg Miller she is transferring those surfing skills to river surfing and is never missing a session at the local holes.
Gabrielle also takes great pictures on her Instagram of bugs and plants and the environment when out on her SUP.
John owns and operates Crosswater SUP out of his home state in New Jersey right on the edge of Philadelphia.
An experienced SUP instructor and waterman learning to sail at an early age he returned to his roots on the Cooper River to start Crosswater SUP and share the ERS vibe in the tri-state.
MARYLAND / COLORADO
A competition class kayaker, Steve-O can be found in the world class waters of the Potomac, MD running whitewater.
Steve is the Director of Calleva Liquid Adventures and while we don't see him out of that kayak as much as we would like - his experience on the water translates to SUP.
A Vagabond grandmother, pharmacist, and nature nerd lives on the road full time with her husband Rob in their RV, The Adventure Lab, the perfect basecamp for each new paddling destination.
Her curiosity and training as an environmental educator and certified interpretive guide lead her to search out and share new water and it’s resident wildlife.
Rob retired in 2017 after serving for 29 years in the US Public Health Service and he now embraces life as a full-time nomad along with his wife Christy and their black lab Oliver.
Rob has been an avid whitewater kayaker for many years, but has more recently taken to stand-up paddle boarding as a great way to enjoy rivers, lakes and coastal areas.
Kristy is a very talented Yoga instructor and practitioner and photographer combining these skills as the 'DC Yoga Mom'.
Kristy has paddled ERS in destinations such as Thailand and Brasil and is currently running her chocolate empire River-Sea Chocolates with husband Mariano.
Family man and excellent whitewater paddler, Trinity runs the often shallow water around Lexington KY and will surf any pocket he can find.
Trinity takes great photos and his Instagram is a healthy mix of skilled paddling - and spectacular wipeouts.
Alisa is an experienced paddler who holds a PhD in neuroscience.
A natural on the water Alisa competed in a SUP race just a few weeks after she started paddling and came in first place! Originally from Ontario Canada.
Mariano is an early adopter of the stand up paddle boarding movement, is a very experienced paddler and SUP racer.
He rides anything an everything which gives him unique insights into SUP gear that we incorporate into ERS gear development.
Kelli works for ERS and loves to be out on her boards in any water.
An excellent SUP Yoga practitioner with uncanny flexibility and willingness to try anything new.