OOPS Trip Organizers and Instructors

Trip Organizers and Instructors are critical to the success of this code!

If you want to become a Trip Organizer, please inform a Board member or the TOHelp@oopskayak.org mailing list to let us know of your interest.  Depending on your previous experience, after 1-3 classes the Board will vote to make you a provisional organizer.  You will then be asked to lead at least 3 mentored paddles with existing OOPS organizers (different people each time, ideally) to build your skills on actual trips.  Once you are comfortable leading groups, the Board will vote to make you a full organizer.

The following classes are available, and strongly encouraged if you are interested in organizing an OOPS trip:  a paddler development workshop (which includes trip planning and logistics), a rescues class, and a pod/group management class.  These classes may be held more than once per year, but usually in the spring.

Trip Organizers

The following dedicated members are willing and able to organize club trips.  Ask them to organize your proposed trip by e-mailing organizers@oopskayak.org

  • Adam Oken
  • Al Matson
  • Alan Fisher
  • Amy Ream
  • Bill Vonnegut
  • Bob Freshman
  • Bob Hyslop
  • Brad Sheehan
  • Charles Congdon
  • Chris Mayou
  • Christian Hale
  • Coco Wells
  • Connie Lively
  • Dan Numbers
  • David Dalbey
  • David L. Smith
  • Dennis Pennell
  • Dick Cogburn
  • Don Beale
  • Don Durheim
  • Fred Harsman
  • Glen Duey
  • Greg Clopton
  • Jack Sanders
  • Jasper Greve
  • Jay Hutchins
  • Jay Nutt
  • Jean Sekula
  • Jeff Putterman
  • Jeffrey Sher
  • Jillian Rivas-Davila
  • Joe Howell
  • John Vissell
  • Julia Bergren
  • Karen Cogburn
  • Kathy Mitchell
  • Ken Scholz
  • Kent Searight
  • Kent Slawson
  • Larry Payne
  • Marcia Medler
  • Marlene Fisher
  • Marty Martinez
  • Meadow Goldman
  • Mel Wishan
  • Michael Kipley
  • Mike Cenedella
  • Monte Johnston
  • Moulton Avery
  • Pat Welle
  • Patti Swanson
  • Peter Carew
  • Richard Becker
  • Robert Hertert
  • Sean Dillon
  • Shawn Altman
  • Stacy Ozer
  • Steve Hensley
  • Steve Pruett
  • Stuart Teicher
  • Susan Dininni
  • Tim Mattson
  • Vern Brown
  • Warren Stevens

Instructors

The following dedicated members are willing and able to teach club classes.  Ask them to help teach your proposed class by e-mailing instructors@oopskayak.org

  • Adam Oken
  • Al Fisher
  • Charles Congdon
  • Chris Mayou
  • Dan Numbers
  • David Dalbey
  • Dennis Pennell
  • Dick Cogburn
  • Don Beale
  • Fred Harsman
  • Gena Dwyer
  • Greg Clopton
  • Jay Nutt
  • Jeff Putterman
  • Karen Cogburn
  • Kathy Mitchell
  • Ken Scholtz
  • Marlene Fisher
  • Mel Wishan
  • Mike Cenedella
  • Moulton Avery
  • Pat Welle
  • Robert Hertert
  • Sean Dillon
  • Sharon Sugden
  • Shawn Altman
  • Tim Mattson
  • Vern Brown
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