The Team

Cathy Carroll


Cathy is a Level 3 Skills Kayaker and a Level 2 Instructor. She has been paddling for over 20 years. Cathy is a retired Physical Education Teacher, and is loving sharing her knowledge and passion for kayaking with other aspiring paddlers and those wanting to up their game! She has been teaching under Paddle Canada’s nationally accredited curriculum since 2019, and is thrilled to have certified many individuals.

Cathy served on the Board of Directors of Paddle NL for five years including one year as President. Her main focus on the Board now lies in the planning and organizing of the Annual Club Retreat. She volunteers as an Instructor at many of the Paddle NL skills clinics.

Cathy enjoys to go on multi-day kayak camping trips and explore as much of the coast of NL as time permits! She recently has had the privilege of working as Kayak Guide for a cruise company in the Arctic. This Fall of 2023, she will be guiding in Greenland, parts of the Labrador coast, and many communities of NL while circumnavigating the Province.

Gary Davies


Gary is a Level 2 Skills Sea Kayaker and a Level 1 Sea Kayak instructor under Paddle Canada’s nationally accredited curriculum. He served on the Board of Directors Paddle NL for two years as Secretary.
Gary has over 30 years of kayaking experience starting on the canals in London, leading to whitewater paddling with extensive excursions in Europe, as well as trips to Nepal, Chile, Mexico, and New Zealand. He has been concentrating on sea kayaking in Newfoundland for the last 10 years.


We're always eager to hear from people who are interested in our courses, or from alumni who've taken our courses and just want to let us know how they're paddling pursuits are going.

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