Hello and thank you for visiting our page! You have come to this particular page to learn a bit more about who you would be learning from and I don't blame you! You want to make sure you're getting the most out of your time on the water and that your instructors have both knowledge and experience.
I'm Jess, my husband is Del and we founded the Paddle Coach over 10 years ago (time flies!). Between the two of us we have over 5 decades of experience in paddling and coaching and it's safe to say, paddling for us is not just a passion but a lifestyle. It finds it's way in to every day of our lives and we love sharing it with others.
For us there is nothing more gratifying than watching our students succeed in reaching their goals!
I personally have been paddling for over 20 years and coaching for over 15, starting as a competitive sprint canoer, competing at the International level in both sprint canoe and dragonboat and over the past 10 years, focusing exclusively on SUP. I am a Paddle Canada Advanced SUP Instructor Trainer, was the very first female Paddle Canada River SUP Instructor and have a deep passion for exploring the wilderness and the many remote waterways Ontario has to offer. While my roots in paddling are as a racer and that is something I will always be passionate about, paddling and SUP has become so much more than that for me. It is a beautiful way to explore wild rivers and lakes, take on the open waters of our Great Lakes and to relax and enjoy time with friends and family on the water. All of these things require a unique skill set and I am confident that through my experiences, training, background and technical knowledge in the sport, I can help you achieve your SUP goals no matter where they take you!