Jennifer got her first taste of paddling on a vacation to Alaska, was hooked, and has never been far from a sea kayak since.  Jennifer is a resident of the San Francisco Bay area, loves to paddle the spectacular coastal playground of her home waters from Monterey Bay to Marin, and is often to be seen out playing in the the waves at dawn.  Jennifer is an avid paddler. One might even say an obsessed paddler.  Sea kayak, whitewater, surf kayak,  SUP,  surfski…  if it can be paddled, she wants to be out there paddling it. Jennifer loves to travel in quest of new dynamic waters to explore, including journeys to Pembrokeshire in Wales to complete her British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader award (BCU 5 Star), to Tybee Island Georgia for her ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayak Instructor certification, and multiple kayaking-focused journeys to the gorgeous rocky coast of Maine.  Jennifer loves to teach and loves sharing the incredible beauty and thrill of paddling with others. She teaches and guides locally in the greater San Francisco Bay area, as well as at workshops and symposia from Washington State to Baja. Jennifer is a British Canoeing Advanced Sea Kayak Leader (BCU 5 Star), an ACA Level 5 Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayak instructor, and an ACA Level 1 SUP instructor.

But her most important goal is to help other developing paddlers meet their own goals.