2007 – North Coast Puerto Rico
My name is Derrick Mayoleth. I live in Baraboo, Wisconsin a small town of about 11,000 people situated about 2 hours from big water and a very long drive to salt water. In real life I’m a web developer, photographer, graphic designer & owner of Skillet Creek Media which produces a wide variety of tourism related content for the central Wisconsin area including DevilsLakeWisconsin.com.
In my other life I’m a ACA certified sea kayaking coach who works with new paddlers at Rutabaga in Madison, Wisconsin. I teach both standard and traditional paddling styles with a focus on experiential learning techniques and kayak rolling for beginners. I also attend a good number of paddling symposiums each year either as an instructor or presenter. I also offer private lessons locally as well.
I’ve written occasional paddle related and non-paddling articles for publication as well as blogging right here almost daily since 2004.
I’ve also had the privilege to paddle and/or teach in some beautiful spots around the world including right here in the Great Lakes, California, Georgia, Anglesey in Wales, Israel, and in 2007 I circumnavigated the island of Puerto Rico as well. My next dream trip is to travel to Scotland to paddle from Glasgow to Inverness including exploring the world famous Loch Ness.