Meet the Coaches
Our 2018 Coaches
Christopher is the founder of Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak Coaching. Christopher has over 22 years of paddling experience paddling in locations as far away as the UK, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway as well as countless locations in North America. He spent his childhood in Newfoundland and still calls it home. He currently lives in Valley, located at the top of the Bay of Fundy. A graduate of Acadia University with a degree in Recreation Management with a major in Outdoor and Environmental Educations, his passion is getting people out onto the sea and using the conditions and natural environment to reach their potential and personal goals. Christopher father of three boys which we try to spend as much time with as he can in the outdoors. He looks forward to welcoming you to Nova Scotia to paddle the many areas that Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak coaching uses.
Nate Hanson's enthusiasm for kayaking is hard to hide. With an encouraging teaching style, Nate enjoys helping students discover new possibilities in a sea kayak, working with each individual to attain his or her own personal paddling goals - whether that's surfing a tide race, or simply getting into a boat without tipping over. Nate is an ACA L5 Advanced Open Water Coastal Kayak Instructor, ACA L3 River Kayak Instructor, BCU 4-Star Sea Leader, and has traveled to Scotland to train at the BCU 5-Star level. He is also certified as a Wilderness First Responder (WMA). He has served as an instructor at the Bay Of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium, and the Downeast Sea Kayak Symposium.
Christopher is the Outdoor School Director for Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport ME and has been a registered Maine sea kayaking guide since 2001 and a rec guide since 2004. He is an ACA instructor and has earned his BCU 4* award. He has been instructing everything from level 1 basic strokes and rescues up to level 5 tidal current workshops for the past 8 years including training paddlers to be Registered Maine Sea Kayaking Guides. He is nationally board certified in sports medicine/ Athletic Training. When Christopher is not on the water he is the Trainer and Physical Education teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School and the lead singer in the Van Halen tribute band Balance. .He currently lives in Searsport ME. with his wife Jeannine and their 3 dogs. Phot0 Credit – Jeannine Audet. He is also a member of the Jackson Explore team and Committed 2 the Core's "Team Core".