Meet the Experts: Jenn

Jenn2Jenn retired as Store Manager to work part-time in the store and focus on instructing. She instructs in our paddleboard (SUP) and canoe programs.

Jenn is graduate of the Bachelor of Eco-Tourism and Outdoor Leadership applied degree program at Mount Royal University, here in Calgary. The program has inspired her love for paddling and the outdoors.

Jenn is a …

  • Paddle Canada Flatwater SUP Instructor & Instructor-Trainer (teaches you to be a instructor)
  • Paddle Canada River Level 2 SUP Instructor
  • Paddle Canada Touring Level 2 SUP Instructor
  • Paddle Canada Moving Water Canoe Instructor
  • Paddle Canada Lake Canoe Intermediate Instructor, and
  • Leave No Trace Trainer.


Jenn has embraced the new/old sport of Stand Up Paddling and was the first female instructor ever certified in Canada! She spends as much time SUP’ing as she can!

She plays a fairly unknown sport called Netball and has traveled to England, Wales, parts of the USA, and throughout Canada with the sport. She has paddled all over, including rivers such as the Nahanni, Milk, Bow, the Kananaskis, and the Belize River. She also spent a semester in Mexico and has completed a field school in Belize.

Her favourite food is pizza and she worships Dave Matthews Band. “Celebrate we will ’cause life is short but sweet for certain”.