What is your job and briefly what does it involve?
I work as outdoor educator & guide in different parts of the world. My work involves leading people from different ages & backgrounds, for different outdoor activities.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
Curious, outdoor entusiast, social.
What is your favorite & best stuff:
Playing in the outdoors, sketching, world cuisine, travelling and Balkan music.
What does sea kayaking offer you?
Sea kayaking is a great way to explore the coolest places&wildlife around the world. Challenging myself in an expedition teaches me a lot about myself.
When I am in the rough waters all my mind is actually in the present moment and I just love living those moments! It also brings amazing people all around the world together.
What have you achieved, to date through paddling with Roger and Coastal Spirit?
I am a paddler from Mediterrenean waters. I have been in the tidal waters for the first time with Coastal Spirit. I gained a huge understanding of tidal movement and planning thanks to Roger. He is great at giving the right amount of challenge and information to each individual. It was a great progression. I recently achieved my 4 star leader award and looking forward to do my 5 star training which wasn't even my goal before!
Why Coastal Spirit?
I think Roger reads people's skills and personalities very well, he will be telling you your blind spots by giving you some great feedbacks to push your skills further. He builds up the progression in a very smooth way and always amazingly supportive, patient and positive.
What are you looking forward to and where would you most like to paddle next and why?
I am looking forward to paddle in different parts of the world, possibly getting more rough water experience where I am not familiar with. I would love to paddle in South America and New Zealand.
Choose 3 words to sum up your time with Coastal Spirit?
Fun, challenging, supportive!
"There are a number of wonderful things about Roger. He has a very light touch in his coaching, and he's always smiling and encouraging you to relax into the enjoyment of the day"
"And I'm probably learning more from his mentoring now, as my paddling horizons expand, than ever before. I can't count how many questions I've asked... and he's answered. Roger has the knack of making that suggestion that radically changes your thinking and moves your paddling on in leaps and bounds."
"I've just completed a two day 4* Sea kayak training course with Roger. Having been coached by Roger in the past, I choose to do this course with Roger because I knew I would get a great deal from the course. My expectations were certainly well and truly met"