Our 2016 Mentors

 

Christopher Crowhurst Christopher Crowhurst, an ex-pat Brit now living in Minnesota USA, is slightly obsessed with Greenland rolling. In 2010 he founded Qajaq Rolls, a philanthropic business that promotes the traditional art of Greenland-style kayak (qajaq) rolling. Christopher has developed video, diagrams and written instruction to help paddlers learn the traditional Greenland rolls. During 2010 he self-published “Rolling with Sticks”, a waterproof guide book of 25 Greenland-style rolls, and followed this up with a companion DVD. In 2011 he used the business to establish and fund a program of free rolling clinics providing hands-on training for paddlers looking to develop their Greenland-style kayak rolls. Chris also serves as the Chair of the Qajaq USA Events Committee.
Pete Kuhn Pete Kuhn has spent a majority of his life on the water. He is experienced in sailing, canoeing and kayaking. His kayaking ability was built through many years of practice and includes multiple techniques such as  Greenland paddle. He began using the Greenland paddle/stick in 1995 and currently holds an ACA level 4 with the Greenland endorsement. Pete has continued to mentor at the Gathering in MN since it began in 2008. He also enjoys helping others develop their abilities by mentoring the “one coach” Greenland class at symposiums, and is always open to learning different teaching techniques from other mentors.
Dave Sides As a former gymnast, Dave Sides was drawn to the ropes as they are quite similar to exercises on parallel bars and the high bar. Seeking venues to gain more experience, Dave started attended our training camp and the Delmarva Retreat in Delaware. As a former coach and teacher Dave found a new avenue for his passion of helping others learn and improve. We’ve enjoyed “Unkle” Dave’s company since 2005, first as a participant and, more recently, as mentor. Even though he’s the organizer of Hudson River Greenland Festival, he tells us we’re still his favorite event. Go figure!
Additional 2016 mentors are Training Camp regulars who have always been so generous with their time – Mike Bielski, Sharon Bustamante, Diane Carr, Henry Davies, Sipke Deboer, Renee DuFresne, Louise Flory, Kathy Herd, Tim Gallaway, Don Jay, Jeff Johnson, Chuck Smith, Danielle Steffey and Nick Steffey.

Mike Bielski

Mike Bielski

Sharon Bustamante

Sharon Bustamante

Diane Carr

Diane Carr

Henry Davies

Henry Davies

SipkeDeBoer

Sipke DeBoer

Renee DuFresne

Renee DuFresne

Louise Flory

Louise Flory

Tim Gallaway

Tim Gallaway

Kathy Herd

Kathy Herd

Don Jay

Don Jay

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith

Danielle Steffey

Danielle Steffey

Nick Steffey

Nick Steffey