Friday, January 10, 2014

Paddler Kate Hives Joins Our Team!

We are very excited to announce that West Coast Paddler, Kate Hives is joining the Nikki Rekman Sales Team for 2014.  Kate will be helping us represent our premier brands of Kokatat Watersports Wear, Werner Paddles and Seals Sprayskirts.

Kate always has a smile on her face and is happy to share her passion for paddling with paddlers of all abilities.  Working with Ocean River Sports and SKILS, Kate has fantastic relations with a key dealer and outfitter of ours - bonus!!!

Kokatat is also pleased, to now have Kate as one of their Regional Team Members!!!!

Here's Kate's bio:

With a quirky and often infectious personality, Kate has a passion for kayaking that began when she was just a wee little Salmon Fry, if you will excuse the coastal reference. Now she cruises the seas paddling surf kayaks, sea kayaks and surf skis in search of her next grand adventure.  Kate grew up in midst of the rocky playgrounds and long sandy surf beaches of Vancouver Island, BC, so it is no surprise that she is now pushing the limits of 'longboat' surfing as a member of The Hurricane Riders. Kate is a coach with SKILS and holds certifications as a Sea Kayak Guide Trainer and Examiner with the Sea Kayak Guide's Alliance of British Columbia, Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 Instructor and Level 3 Instructor aspirant.  An active member of the paddling community, working for Ocean River Sports on Vancouver Island and coaching on the North American Symposium circuit,  Kate is also a  Surf Kayak competitor in Western Canada and the USA. She brings over 15 years of experience in outdoor education and coaching combined with solid technical boating, safety and seamanship skills, giving her programs and her lifestyle their own unique twist.

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Green River, UT

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