ProStaffer Jesse Hieb
Jesse Hieb
Tsuchiura, Japan
Current city
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Favorite paddle
Aqua Bound Challenge SUP Paddle
Favorite fishing spot
Where ever the fish are biting
Favorite paddling spot
Lake Michigan, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Born in Michigan and raised in Japan. Boarding school at 14... I have some crazy stories about that. My first time out on the water was on Lake Michigan near Navy Pier. We should have died that day, but I got the itch instead. I have been an avid outdoors man all of my life. As a child I spent thousands of hours in the forest and fishing off the river banks. I didn't get on to a stand up paddle board until about 4 years ago. Although I consider it one of the most inefficient ways to travel across the water I have come to love it more than any other water vessel. The view of what is happening underneath my board while I paddle through rivers and lakes is amazing!

In September of 2017 I set out to be the first person to stand up paddle board solo and unsupported down the "Hardest Working River in North America". As I paddled the river for 21 days I filmed the first part of the documentary that will tell the story of the revitalization of the Wisconsin River. As a "recreationalist" for many years I rarely found myself acting on behalf of the waters that I used for my enjoyment. This film is my way of advocating for our natural resources and I hope it serves as inspiration for communities all over the world struggling to protect and revitalize their fresh water resources. To learn more about the film please visit

A personal goal of mine is to paddle the most polluted rivers in the world while raising awareness about the benefits of caring for our fresh waters and all natural resources.

Follow the adventures on my social stuff:
Insta: @jessehieb
FB: JesseHieb
Film Website: www.Gone
- First person to attempt a solo 88 mile SUP across Lake Michigan (2014)
- First person to SUP the entire Wisconsin River (430 miles) Solo/Unsupported (2016)
- Special events speaker for WI DNR, WI Rotary, Ice Age Trail, Sierra Club, Canoecopia. I have spoken about river advocacy at over 25 events in 2017.
Film Producer