Staff Bios

Your Coastal Kayak Guides and Instructors

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Mitch Mitchell – Head Instructor
ACA Level 4 Open Water Instructor Trainer, ACA Level 2 Stand Up Paddleboard Instructor Trainer, British Canoe Union Level 3 Coach & 4 Star Paddler, Certified in Wilderness First Aid, Sailing Instructor

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Jim Bourke
Level 2 ACA Stand up Paddleboard Instructor, Level 2 ACA Kayak Instructor, ACA Trip Leader, Certified in Wilderness First Aid, Sailing Instructor

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Bob Collins
Level 1 ACA Instructor, ACA Trip Leader, Certified in Wilderness First Aid

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Bob Kotowski
Level 1 ACA Instructor, ACA Trip Leader, Sailing Instructor, Certified in First aid & CPR

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Neil Baker
Neil is a former Professor of Microbiology at Ohio State, Level 1 ACA Instructor, Certified in First aid & CPR

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Mary Eash
Level 1 ACA Instructor, ACA Trip Leader, Certified in First aid & CPR

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Josh Yarber
Level 2 ACA Stand up Paddleboard Instructor, Level 2 ACA Kayak Instructor, Sailing Instructor, Certified in First Aid & CPR

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Todd Smallwood
Certified Level 1 ACA Instructor, Certified in First aid & CPR, Certified CK Dragger