Let me introduce myself, I am Fiona, a keen skier, paddler and general outdoor enthusiast. I spent many seasons working on the slopes, as far afield as New Zealand. On my days off from working in our busy store, I can be found paddling the coastlines around the UK or canoeing the Yorkshire rivers, I sometimes like to fish afloat too.
Rod (Dad), has been paddling since the early eighties. He used to spend much of his time designing and building many different types of craft. These days you are more likely to find him in our store assembling paddles, servicing skis or assisting with ski boot fitting. Rod has tremendous knowledge, experience and enthusiasm in all of our specialist services and products, be it paddle sport, ski related our general outdoors. Rod has boundless energy and still keeps us all on our toes.
We have many team members associated with 1st Wet & Wild too, let me take a moment to introduce you to a few of these.
Ken is a qualified coach,leader and guide - both on the sea and inland, He has much experience in kayak angling, canoeing and sea kayaking in general. Ken is able to offer you guiding and coaching opportunities on a varied range of waterways and in many different craft. He also organises 'demo days' - an ideal opportunity for you to come and try some of our canoes and kayaks. For those that have yet to experience paddle sport Ken can also offer you 'Introductory kayak and canoe sessions' delivered in a safe and fun environment.
Dave is a qualified mountain leader as well as a paddling coach and guide. Dave can be found regularly descending some of the challenging rivers around North Wales in his white water kayak.
He runs coaching and adventures at http://river-flair.com/
Fran, at the moment is fully engrossed in representing Britain in the UK rafting team. She too is a qualified paddle sport coach and guide. Fran is also responsible for the UK’s first and very popular Ladies Symposium.
Ladies paddle symposium http://ladiespaddlesymposium.wordpress.com/
Andy, the latest member to our team, is a very enthusiastic kayak angler and is pioneering the way with some excellent catch reports from the north east coast. Andy has also been bitten by the sea kayaking bug and we support and wish him every success with this.