Other than a brief and grumpy interlude during her undergrad in southern Ohio, Kate has always lived around the Great Lakes. As a kayaking instructor, she brings her love of the Great Lakes environment by introducing students to the joys of calm and dynamic conditions and talking incessantly about rocks, winds, and flora seen around the Georgian Bay. When not kayaking, Kate is an artist and instructor at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto.


  • Paddle Canada Level-1 Sea Kayak Instructor
  • Paddle Canada Level-2 Sea Kayak Skills
  • Paddle Canada Level-1 Sea Kayak Skills
  • Wilderness First Aid