August 14, 2018

Photo courtesy of Debbie Timmins

Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) held their second annual Adaptive Paddle and BBQ on August 12 at Cook Park as a way to show that anyone, regardless of physical or mental limitations, could paddle. Paddling is the great equalizer. Water doesn...

August 21, 2017

Photos courtesy of Nancy Hill copyright 2017

What is it that brings joy into your life? Watching the birth of a child? Visiting exotic places? Volunteering for a non-profit organization? Anyone who knows me knows I love to paddle, so much so that each year I host paddle...

September 19, 2015

People with physical or mental disabilities can paddle with either minor or no adaptations. There's no better proof of this than a recent Tualatin Riverkeepers paddle trip I led for a group of people with disabilities.

A couple of participants were severely disabled, be...

October 24, 2014

Wow! Awesome things are happening with Northwest Adaptive Paddle Sports, the non-profit paddling organization for the handicapped I helped co-found with four other people.

The five of us have settled on a name, and we now have a logo designed by yours truly. I have crea...

October 24, 2014

Portland General Electric has taken delivery of a new 60' aluminum dock to replace the current dock at Timber Park on Estacada Lake. The dock features a cradle that will help stabilize canoes and kayaks while paddlers climb into their boats. The dock next to the cradle...

October 19, 2014

I had the opportunity to meet with five other individuals this afternoon at Cook Park in Tigard to discuss ways of making paddling accessible to the physically handicapped. Some of those in attendance, including myself, were simply good Samaritans eager to help the dis...

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