Welcome to another instalment of, “Better Know an Instructor
Marna Powel has been teaching kayaking for over 10 years as an ACA Open Water Coastal Kayak instructor with the Adaptive Paddling Endorsement. She is also owner of Kayak Zak’s
which specializes in adaptive paddling instruction.
Marna was very kind to take the time to answer my questions and get her to open up about herself and what motivates her to get out teaching others.Tell us about yourself. What do you do when you are not out paddling/teaching?
Actually on my days off I like to go paddle. Winter and spring in this area has incredible whitewater runs. My husband and I also have a small welding business www.gonewelding.com
and since one of my degrees is in business administration with an accounting emphasis (gag me!) there really is a ton of paperwork involved in operating two businesses and a household. On a more positive note, we have eight acres on the coast bordering Redwood National Park. It’s a lot of hard work and I love our goats, dogs and organic garden with greenhouse. Michael and I have been together for 21 years.