Hails From: Chelsea Quebec (on the Gatineau River)

Favourite River Experience: Wildwater World Championships Karlovy Vary (CZE)

Favourite Level Six Gear: Fakie board short and the Mercury Rash top

Story: Was introduced to paddling by my parents so long ago I can’t remember.  Spent years working and living on the Ottawa river.  Competed for the Canadian Wildwater team at three world championships.  Just love paddling fast light boats in any water conditions.

Plans for this summer:

- Hang out at home on the Gatineau enjoying the water.

- Helping to plan and compete in the Ontario Surfski Grandprix.  An open water race series.

- Promote/Coach fitness and performance paddling, paddling equipment, and paddling events.

Claims to fame (other than being a level six athlete): Raced in the Yukon River Quest the longest canoe and kayak race in the world (750km); Author of “Kayaking for Fitness”

Other Blogs/Sites: www.paddlefit.com