Nick Sander
Nick Sander
Chicago, IL
Current city
Chicago, IL
Favorite paddle
Whiskey Carbon
Favorite fishing spot
Anywhere on the Ocean
Favorite paddling spot
Lake Michigan and Mckenzie River, OR
Growing up near Lake Michigan made water sports the summer activity of choice. Before I could walk was sitting in kayaks, on sailboats, and enjoying all that Lake Michigan had to offer. I have been lucky enough to continue to to pursue these passions in my young adult life. When I left for college in Oregon I started paddling with a little more intensity. I quickly got into whitewater kayaking and expedition based sea kayaking all over the west coast, Canada, and Mexico. Kayaking has become my life, it gets me out of bed in the morning and after a long day returns the favor by making me tired and putting me to sleep.

I am now a kayak instructor and guide in Oregon and Chicago. I am passionate about education and staying safe on the water. I am always trying to get more paddlers on the water and look forward to using my skills to connect more people with the sport and find the same joy I find in paddling.

I would not be the paddler I am today without my family and friends they accompany me on adventures and inspire me to push the sport.

Let go paddling sometime!