Welcome to Jean-Francois (JF) Marleau the newest member of the Nikki Rekman Sales Team.
JF has four intense passions: kayaking, fishing, surfing and hunting. He also loves to combine these passions: kayak fishing, kayak surfing and kayak hunting.
We are excited to have JF on board for his very well-rounded resume of paddlesports experience but notably for his experience with kayak fishing and hunting.
On the professional level, he has taught kayaking and guided expeditions across Canada since 1998. JF spends between 100-175 teaching and guiding annually. He is a certified Full Guide Level 4, Guide Trainer and Examiner with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of British Columbia (SKGABC). He is a certified Level 4 Instructor and Level 2 Instructor Trainer with Paddle Canada.
He also enjoys teaching kayak fishing and guiding kayak fishing expedition. He has been a pioneer in promoting kayak fishing in Canada.
When he is not having fun on the water, he runs SKILS and works as a professional hunter to protect farmers’ crops.
JF holds many diplomas, including a Master's degree in Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science. Among his many attributes JF is also the author of several books and kayak training manuals.
If you have never met JF before, it is easy to pick him out of the crowd as his strong French Canadian accent cannot hide him for long.