Growing up in the keys has made Deven a local expert on most things water related. He found his passion for paddleboarding through working at PADDLE! Now, he has worked his way to become the fastest paddleboarder in the Florida Keys. He enjoys teaching people to love the sport. Make sure to pick his brain for all the paddling tips and maybe one day you’ll be faster than Deven.
Susanne is a marine biologist with a passion for anything that swims, creeps, and slithers in the mangroves (especially iguanas!). She is originally from Germany and started guiding kayak tours 25 years ago in Maine where she holds a wilderness guide license. Susanne loves the water (she lives on a houseboat) and driving boats whenever she is not kayaking or paddleboarding. Her assistant guide and constant sidekick is Slinky the wonder dog!
Stephen Coelho is a lifelong waterman, involved in watersports on & underwater since childhood. When he’s not guiding tours, Stephen loves paddling offshore to dive the reef or camping on distant island beaches. Guests’ 5-star testimonials often mention his passion for nature & wildlife, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Stephen is also an accomplished artist, and his deep connection to the ocean is reflected in his artworks. Stephen’s our resident skater & he’s always stoked to help groms choose their first board. He’s also our in-house graphic designer & social-media manager.
Looking for a warm island smile to lead you on your tour? Britney is your girl! Born and raised in the Florida keys, she has a keen eye for spotting wildlife and knows the best local spots. She loves anything that involves the water, with some of her favorites fishing and diving.
Bekah is our resident ray of sunshine. She is currently pursuing a degree in environmental studies at FGCU, and loves to use her knowledge to educate others. Bekah is fluent in Spanish, and is more than happy to translate any information from her tour for you. In her free time Bekah enjoys spending time with her dog Captain, line dancing, and photography.
Keith Ousley (KEEF) may be new to our staff but is no stranger to the paddle lifestyle! When Keef is not on the water you can usually find him working on marine inspired paintings in his Islamorada art studio. – “I love the inspiration I get every time I get out on the water, you never know what you are going to see.”
Reba originally hails from New York but has taken to the Florida life like a fish to water. Always ready to greet you with a smile and help you get ready for your adventure on the water. Reba enjoys diving, and paddling with her dog Milton during her free time. The shop always runs smoothly when Reba is around!