Don is an ACA L4 Open Water Coastal Instructor who has been paddling and coaching for over 20 years. He was also awarded ACA Instructor Certifications for Sit On Top Surfing and Stand Up Paddleboard and teaches in all disciplines. Don believes that a multi-discipline approach to paddle sports is the best way to master any particular discipline.
He routinely introduces and educates paddlers to the surf zone, open water paddling, navigation, and rescues & towing techniques. Don inspires paddlers in developing and refining proficiency and safety skills and overall enjoyment of paddlesports. He frequently can be found coaching paddlesports with kayak clubs, outfitters, and the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission. Don has been named ACA Kayaker of the Month and answers to the name "Dogfish" – ask him why!