Passions: Travel, Anything on the water - Kayaking, Paddleboarding, and Sailing, learning new things
Home Base: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Previous Paddling Destinations: The 10,000 Islands area in Florida, Florida springs, the Florida Keys, Honduras Bay Islands, the Exumas, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Grenada and the Grenadines
Planned Destinations: Cuba, Swedish fjords
Area of Expertise: Kayak camping, surfing
Kayaking Experience: Advanced
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Hindi
Whitney and Kevin have been paddling their TRAKs since 2010 and credit them for making it possible to reach all those remote destinations and exotic camping spots. They shared a heart-pumping story about racing against the weather and winning just in time as a waterspout was forming. They have paddled with swimming pigs, yes pigs, and camped on remote islands with views of both the sunrise and the sunset – from the same spot. They are both at the right stage of life to refocus their lives to become more water-centric. Kevin is near retirement, and Whitney is now shifting her writing, teaching, and research to water. For this couple a “Life Unleashed” means the freedom to visit new places and see places nearby from a different perspective. For them, what matters is being on the water, together, and sharing those experiences with their friends. Kevin and Whitney look forward to meeting like-minded people and to build new paddling connections; they enjoy helping paddlers build their skills. Whitney was a whitewater instructor at NOC for several years, and Kevin was a raft guide. Now they have strong ties with Paddle Florida and continue to explore new ways of connecting with water. They are looking for opportunities that will help them be on the water in new places and increase their skill level and build a larger community of performance paddlers. Connect with this paddling duo today!