Ken was born and raised right here in Chilliwack where he has developed a strong passion for water sports and the outdoors. In 2012 he launched his company, Pure Life Paddle Boards Inc. and has since become immersed in the paddle board culture.

This past year has seen Ken compete in numerous races, most recently claiming the “King of Kalamalka” crown over two days of racing at B.C.’s largest SUP festival in Vernon. He also began pushing is endurance limits this summer, taking part in the 32km race around Bowen Island and paddling 68km from Nanaimo to Vancouver as a member of the N2V team for the charity Ruben’s Shoes.

As the popularity of the sport continues to grow Ken has taken his own paddling to new levels. He is a Paddle Canada instructor for both flat water and river skills courses, and is stoked to start introducing others to river SUP. Over the next few months he will be further improving on his own training and hopes to include more paddle surfing and touring throughout the fall and winter months.

Whether he’s wearing merino wool under his drysuit, or layering up after a surf or training session, Ken will be looking to Mt. Waddington’s Outdoors to get outfitted with the best and warmest gear available.