Instructors

skills

BRENNA KELLY

Since she got hooked on whitewater kayaking as a teenager Brenna rapidly … (excuse the pun!) got into instructing. She taught for one of the top kayak schools in the country, Ottawa Kayak School. For 7 years she taught the guests of the resort and also for the popular Outdoor Adventure program that Algonquin College offers. While teaching the College program she decided to become an instructor trainer with Canoe Kayak Canada. She now trains whitewater instructors to the highest level currently offered (Level 3).

Alongside her career in kayaking, Brenna also has a professional title. After only 6 years of freestyle experience Brenna competed and won a spot on the 2012 Canadian National Freestyle team. She has since travelled to New Zealand to compete in the National Extreme Race Series, placing 3rd over all. Having competed in freestyle kayaking and extreme racing, Brenna continues to look for the next challenge. Currently she explores the amazing rivers that Canada has to offer while opening her mind to new opportunities.

Brenna has been instructing for years and what keeps her motivated is her students. She can’t wait to share the adventure, the adrenaline, and the sense of accomplishment that is impossible to avoid when paddling.

Certifications:

  • Learning Facilitator (Canoe Kayak Canada)
  • SUP Advanced and River Instructor (Paddle Canada)
  • Canoe Instructor (Paddle Canada)
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Many more!

Adrian Perry

With his background in Military training Adrian is a by the books kind of instructor. He will make sure that you get the most out of every lesson and unlike the military, he will make sure you are having fun while you’re at it! hehe. If you’re not having fun you can drop and give him 20!

Certifications:

  • SUP Advanced Instructor
  • First Aid
  • Paraglider
  • Many more

Thea Froelich

Thea is a slalom trained kayaker with top technique. Having been coached for many years she knows how to break down each stroke and how to make sure you understand it. Come learn from Thea’s fun and unique coaching style with a whitewater kayak lesson!

Certifications:

  • Leader 2 Instructor 2 (Canoe Kayak Canada)
  • First Aid