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Freshwater Paddlers Symposium

Staff & Instructors

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Meet Our Instructors

If you're interested in being a presenter, coach, instructor, or helping out with the event please email us a However please understand that we already have several committed instructors, with a lot more interest than we have room for.

Nancy Uschold

Nancy is a level 4 Coastal Kayak Instructor and an Instructor Trainer in both Adaptive Paddling and Advanced Communications.  She will be teaching the pre-event ACA Advanced Communications Workshop (ACW) "Please join us for the ACA Advanced Communications Workshop (ACW).   Enhance your teaching toolkit as you focus on optimizing instruction while managing risk for those with visual impairments / blindness; hearing impairments / deafness and speech and language difficulties.  This Instructor Endorsement expands the ACA Universal Paddling Program to promote seamless integration of qualified individuals with disabilities into paddle sport programs.  You will find the concepts build on and carry over to instruction for all your students.  By fine tuning our focus on students ABILITY,  we work toward creating Access for All Paddlers! "

Paige May

Greenland Paddles. Bio coming soon...

Zach Stewart

Coaching Tours & Paddle Play. Bio coming soon...

Pete Kuhn

Caves & Saves, Greenland paddles, Coaching Tours. Bio coming soon...

Phil Kramer

Paddle Play, basic rescues. Bio coming soon...

Neal Schroeder

Caves & Saves. Owner of Whitecap Kayak. Bio coming soon...

Doug Liphart & Beth Reed

Kayaking with Kids. Bio coming soon...

Brian Castillo

Brian has been a guide in the Apostle Islands for many years, and is one of the event organizers. Brian runs an adaptive ski program during the winter, and is also an organizer for the Point To LaPointe swim race.

Greg Weiss

Is a level 4 Coastal Kayaking Instructor Trainer, runs Lost Creek Adventures, and is one of the event organizers. When he's not in a sea kayak he's probably in a whitewater kayak or skiing with his dog, Sam.

This page will continue to be updated with Instructors, so stay tuned!

Nancy Uschold
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