Rick has been instructing for fourty years, formerly teaching gymnastics, backpacking and Nordic skiing. In the early eighties Rick began to teach a few kayak classes that developed into a kayak school and finally expanded into Backwater Paddling. As a Nationally Certified Instructor (8 certifications) for Kayaking, SUP Boarding and Canoeing; Rick can offer full range of courses to suit your needs.
An enthusiastic canoeist and sea kayaker plus has successfully rafted the Grand Canyon. Allane has attended many outdoor retail shows and will answer any questions on paddling gear and lessons.