Jarrod Gunn McQuillan is the owner/operator of Cloud 9 Adventures and lives in St. Peters Harbour, PEI with his wife Heather, and their two children Finlay and Emma. Cloud 9 Adventures focuses on offering high-quality sea kayak coaching and instruction to all levels and abilities throughout the Maritime Provinces. Jarrod loves the opportunity to introduce kayaking to first-time paddlers, as well as work with individuals looking to develop and refine their skills. His personal approach and positive attitude make his programs fun and engaging.
Jarrod feels at home in the outdoors with a particular passion for being on the water. Jarrod has been paddling since 1998, first enjoying the beautiful lakes and rivers of Ontario from the seat of a canoe with Heather. He started exploring the coast of BC by sea kayak in 2006 and has now found a home on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Jarrod loves being on the water and welcomes any opportunity to share his passion for paddle sports.
He is dedicated to his personal skill and coaching development and has had the pleasure of coaching at paddling symposiums and leading expeditions and paddling in rough water locations in Maine, British Columbia, California, Hawaii, Bahamas, Belize, and throughout the Maritime Provinces of Canada. He is a Current Designs Kayaks Ambassador, Nimbus Paddles Ambassador, and Level-Six Ambassador. Jarrod is honoured to contribute and collaborate with the Holland College Sport & Recreation Management Program. Jarrod and his partner Heather have also recently opened a new and exciting luxury camping/glamping business – Nature Space Resort & Retreat Centre (www.naturespaceresort.com)
Jarrod is certified as a Paddle Canada Level 3 Sea Kayak Instructor and holds his Paddle Canada Level 4 Sea Kayak Skills and BCU 4 Star leader awards. He is also a Paddle Canada Camping Leadership Instructor. He is certified with Red Cross Wilderness First Aid, ROC-M Restricted Operators Certificate, Marine First Aid and Commercial Marine Emergency Duties Certification.
- Paddle Canada Level-3 Sea Kayak Instructor
- Paddle Canada Level-4 Sea Kayak Skills
- Paddle Canada Camping Leadership Instructor Trainer
- Wilderness First Aid
- Marine First Aid and Commercial Marine Emergency Duties Certification.