Rhonda Ardoin, Founder & CEO
Rhonda grew up on the Sabine River and paddled the bayous and swamps near Lafayette. She moved to New Orleans in May of 2005 and is committed to reviving a long forgotten pastime of rowing and paddling in the city. She’s very passionate about teaching New Orleanians and visitors about the city and states best kept secret of amazing places to paddle.
“As a native of Louisiana, I see that the state can be known for so much more than just hunting/fishing and have committed myself to making Louisiana a prime destination for year round recreational and competitive paddling. Join us in our efforts to make this a paddllin town! “
Chris Brooks, Jack of All Trades Outdoor Guy aka Cajun
Having grown up in New Orleans, Chris is no stranger to boating. In 2011 he became interested in kayaking and has paddled rivers from Tennessee to Colorado. He is a paddling enthusiast who frequents the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Ponchartrain. Chris is always ready for an adventure and has a broad range of paddling experience including whitewater, open ocean, overnight camping, SUP, racing, and teaching lessons. He also doubles as our camera man.