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towards an Instructor Trainer (IT) certification as well. I love to combine travel with paddling, so any time I travel I generally have a kayak or Hutchison: I primarily teach Sea Kayaking and a board with me. Someday my wife and I hope to visit Antarctica and are hoping we have the stand up paddleboarding skills courses. With opportunity to do some paddling while we the growth and popularity of SUP, I spend the majority of my time teaching intro and are there. That is our last continent to hit. I’d also love to travel to Greenland at some point intermediate level SUP classes. I also get to so I can experience the Greenland Qajaqing be involved in our instructor training and assessments as well. My favorite part of being Championship. My wife and I also have been paddling every month of the year since earan instructor is helping people master new skills and feel safer and more confident on the ly 2005. We hope to keep that streak going. water. Since we do most of our paddling in Maine, we have to pick our winter paddles pretty carefully. With paddling being such a low ACA: What aspirations do you still have, in impact sport I hope I can do it for many years regards to personal and/or business related to come. I’m proud to represent two great paddling pursuits? organizations when I’m teaching on the water – L.L.Bean and the ACA. Thank you to the ACA Hutchison: I want to continue to maintain and Kokatat for the selection. and build skills. I’m now considering working ACA: Can you please describe your instructional role at LL Bean?

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