David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools Ontario. He serves as the chair of the Sea Kayak Program Development Committee with Paddle Canada which is responsible for maintaining the national program syllabus. In his free time David also runs the popular sea kayaking news and gossip website, Paddling Headquarters (paddlinghq.com).
David lives in Toronto and when not paddling, he is a web designer with the Ontario Provincial Government. Future dream jobs include becoming a professional wrestler referee or a certified waterslide tester.
David will be instructing on our Paddle Canada Level Two in June with Ginny and Dympna. He is also guest coaching at Paddlepalooza. David is also one of our featured guest coaches here at OSKC in July when he simplifies the art of sea kayak navigation over a fun weekend of theory and on water exploration. Check out his Navigation Skills weekend here!