I have over 50 years of paddling experience, first in canoes and later in kayaks. I enjoy coastal kayaking--my favorite spot so far being Monterey Bay. I lead frequent tours of Beaver Creek on the Oregon coast and the Upper Klamath Canoe Trail in southern Oregon. I maintain a paddling website, www.canoeandkayakoregon.org, and I serve as a paddle trip leader for the Tualatin Riverkeepers. My hope is to one day open my own paddle sport business once I either retire from state service or I win the lottery.