Experience: Been a guide for Kayak Chicago going on 4 years now paddling the raging Chicago river. Spent most of my summers growing up paddling the coastal waters of San Diego, and while by no means an expert (or even very good) have taken up whitewater kayaking as the latest paddling sport.
Certifications: Masters in Computer Science, CPR
Favorite place to paddle: Chicago River and Voyageurs National Park
Favorite piece of gear: Astral Green Jacket, Werner Ikelos paddle, Eddyline Nighthawk kayak
Favorite thing to do other than paddle: Backpacking, Whitewater Rafting, rock climbing, writing code, video games.
Favorite place on earth: Anywhere in my boat.
Favorite Quote: “The simplest solutions are often the cleverest and usually wrong”