Congratulations Francheska!

JUST AWARDED! I am so proud to announce that Francheska Hebden has just been awarded Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Trainer certification by the ACA SEIC Standards Committee. It was a pleasure to mentor Francheska through this long certification process and I commend her too on all of the hard work she accomplished in this success. This certification makes Francheska the only current Whitewater … Read More

News: ACA Coastal Kayaking Instructor Trainer

paddlers in a course

I’m very proud to announce that today I was informed by the American Canoe Association that my application for certification as a Coastal Kayaking (L3) Instructor Trainer was approved by the ACA SEIC Standards Committee and Coastal Kayaking Committee chair. I want to thank all of the coastal kayaking students I’ve had for the last several years including the instructor … Read More

Congratulations To Chris Wing; ACA Instructor Trainer

photo of Chris Wing

I want to extend my congratulations to Chris Wing for his certification today as the American Canoe Association‘s newest Level 4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Trainer. Chis is a founding partner and manager of H2O Dreams, LLC an innovative and progressive paddlesports education business in North Carolina and a member of ACA’s River Kayak Committee whom I’ve had the tremendous honor … Read More

Congratulations to C.C. Williams; ACA Instructor Trainer

I want to loudly express my joy in learning that the American Canoe Association has just approved its newest Level 2 Essentials of River Kayaking Instructor Trainer, Charles “C.C.” Williams, adding this qualification to his Whitewater Kayaking and Swiftwater Rescue Instructor certifications and considerable existing teaching abilities.  I’ve been mentoring C.C. for the past year on his path toward this … Read More

Going solo

After co-teaching several ACA whitewater kayak instructor certification workshops with other Instructor Trainers and Instructor Trainer Educators, I felt the time had come to leave the proverbial nest and go it solo for a change. Don’t get me wrong: It was wonderful co-teaching with so much talent, if not for just the knowledge-base alone, then for the chance to sit … Read More