ACA Course Decision Trees

I have so many reasons to be proud of both my pedigree as an ACA Instructor Trainer Educator, having been trained and mentored by ACA former President and SEIC Chair Robin Pope and CKAPCO owner Mike Aronoff, and my legacy, having myself mentored current Instructor Trainers like C.C. Williams and Chris Wing. In this instance, I’m going to push the … Read More

A million ways to teach

instructor teaching roll

Note: This article was subsequently published in the American Canoe Association’s ezine Paddle in September, 2015.  Successful completion of an American Canoe Association instructor certification workshop can be an exciting moment in any paddler’s life. You’ve met the “Gold Standard” of an internationally recognized body to go out into the world and begin passing your knowledge, skill and enthusiasm on to … Read More

Kestrel 2000 Pocket Wind/Thermo

Last week I had the perfect opportunity to try out my new Kestrel 2000 pocket anemometer/thermometer during an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Certification Workshop I was co-teaching in Manteo, NC on the North Carolina Outer Banks. I had sought a reliable unit like this to measure and establish wind conditions during my ACA coastal kayaking courses since these … Read More