John was born in 1974. Water has always been his element since he was a child. John is an outdoor and paddling enthusiast. In his youth he used to travel a lot with a rubber dinghy on various lakes and rivers, and he made canoeing his profession. Since 2013, John has been a certified ACA Instructor Open Canoe Level III River for Solo & Tandem. He enjoys training beginners and advanced paddlers to take them to the next level. A continuous expansion of knowledge and skills thanks to numerous training courses, paddling events and paddler meetings rounds off his profile as the perfect contact person for Open Canoe Paddling.