Based in the Southeast United States, Jeff is a veteran Park Ranger. He coaches and guides trips around several parts of the USA while helping participants grow as leaders and outdoor enthusiast. Jeff is not the average size of most sea kayakers. At almost 2 meters tall, you will find him paddling the NDK Romany Expedition Excel as his favorite kayak.
Jeff also holds several paddling certifications including being an Advanced Open Water Instructor and a Coastal Kayak Instructor Trainer for the American Canoe Association. He also teaches Canoe and Stand Up Paddleboard. With additional certifications as a Wilderness First Responder, a Leave No Trace Master Educator, and a Coastal Master Naturalist, he is often sought after to help train outdoor professionals because of his experience and style as a coach. Paddling is his passion and he loves to spread this “infectious” recreation activity to others. He believes in helping others to expand their confidence and skills by having fun while learning. “There is nothing like the feeling of seeing a person smile because they just did something they didn’t think they could do”