About This Guide

Owner of Turnagain Kayak LLC: A company doing retail sales of sea kayaking equipment and expedition outfitting in south central Alaska. A lifetime of outdoor activities in the Alaskan wilderness including paddling sea and rivers, ski touring, climbing and wilderness camping. I have additional experience paddling in Wales, Washington, Oregon, California and North Carolina. Active ski patroller and avalanche instructor candidate for the last 10 years. Member of Alaska search and rescue group. I spent approximately 5 years leading groups mountain biking for a local club. Active sea kayak instructor through Paddler’s Realm and Alaska Kayak School.

Advanced Guide Modules Passed

Advanced Guide Observation
Advanced Leadership
BCU 5* trainingleading groups through the mountains for avalanche and mountain travel and rescue training Experience leading mountain bike tours
Advanced Planning
BCU OWNTP
Advanced Skills
BCU 5* training
Coaching
BCU/UKCC level 1 certification BCU/UKCC level 2 training this fall ACA level 3 instructor certification ACA level 4 instructor training I have taught 1-5 day courses for the beginner and intermediate sea paddler in multiple locations in Alaska over the last 4 years

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Leadership
BCU 4* Assessed
Coastal Planning
BCU CNTP
Coastal Skills
BCU 4* Assessed
Expedition Skills
First Aid
National Ski Patrol outdoor emergency care: 80 hour with annual refresherProfessional rescuer cpr/aed: 1 day with annual refresher
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management
Paddling in ice

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
VHF license

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