I have always found incredible joy and serenity in the water. My first job at the age of 13 was a river guide in Pennsylvania on the Delaware Water Gap. Since then I have enjoyed canoeing, river kayaking, sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, prone paddling, and swimming. In 2004 I graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a degree in Recreational Management - Business Administration. I began working for Paddle Sports of Santa Barbara that next summer as the Program Director. After 5 years of managing Channel Islands kayaking trips I left the Pacific Ocean and went on a 2,183 mile backpacking journey from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. After 6 months of walking along the Eastern Seaboard, I returned to California and soon after joined up with co-founders Fraser and JD to embark on a business journey in Channel Islands Outfitters.
Garrett Kababik instructs the following: