Like many folks who live in Duluth, I spend my time kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, etc. What I really enjoy is sharing outdoor experiences with others. I have taught outdoor education to middle school students, taught a snowshoe weaving workshop, and worked as a kayak guide/instructor.
I immediately fell in love with kayaking when I moved to Duluth in 2006 – a freshman trip in the Apostle Islands with the Outdoor Program at UMD started it all! After that trip I started kayaking with the kayak and canoe club to improve my skills, I soon went from student to instructor. I have guided sea kayaking trips/ instructed on Lake Superior as well as in the San Juan Islands, WA, totalling 7 summers. I love helping people develop their kayak skills so they can get out and explore safely.
While teaching outdoor education I had the opportunity to weave my second pair of snowshoes (as well as two pairs for my co-workers) and teach a snowshoe weaving workshop. Handwoven snowshoes are both practical and beautiful, I use mine for exploring and for decoration in my home.