Originally a farmer, I have been kayaking for over thirty years and have participated and competed in many aspects of the sport. Sea kayaking is my real passion, growing up in Cornwall you are always in sight of the sea and are aware of her moods.
I am a British Canoeing level 5 sea coach, level 3 surf coach and qualified teacher, I taught Outdoor Adventure at the local college for twelve years.
Now I run leadership and coaching programmes through my business Paddlecrest Coaching, along with trips to Brittany, Scotland and the Isles of Scilly.
I have coached at the Jersey, Skye and CK/Mer Symposiums and enjoy the camaraderie of these gatherings, speaking the common language of the ocean. I am a team paddler for South Coast Canoes and a coastal safety volunteer for the RNLI.