Tim began his kayaking career as a guide and ACA instructor at Woods & Water Ecotours
in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan when he was in college. He cut his rough water teeth on the rocky shores of Lake Superior and Lake Huron and quickly took to Greenland style paddling. After teaching himself a majority of the traditional rolling list he was bitten by the Greenland Rope Gymnastics bug and is now one of Qajaq USA
's ropes gurus. Tim's crowning paddling achievement to date is an 860 mile solo and self-supported expedition along the old voyageur route from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to the edge of the Atlantic just east of Quebec City (you can here his TEDx talk about the trip here
). Now he travels to teach traditional paddling skills and rope gymnastics at symposia around the Great Lakes and East Coast.