Program Director, Sea Kayak Guide and Instructor. Born in Indianola, WA, Mikail got his start paddling along the shores of the Puget Sound at a young age. As his love for this great activity and mode of exploration grew, he took classes with the Mountaineers and the National Outdoor Leadership School. The pinnacle of his experience to date has been a sea-to-summit semester and 32-day unsupported sea kayak expedition in Chilean Patagonia.
Mikail is a certified Wilderness EMT, and is keen to all forms of human-powered outdoor pursuits. He couldn't imagine a better job then working at OOC as a facilitator of enriching outdoor experiences for people of all ages and abilities. When not at OOC you can find Mikail finishing his undergraduate in Squamish, BC, or in his vegetable garden.
Drew is our go-to guy! He helps with sales in our shop and on-line store, he helps design our brochures and other images and he helps on the water with tours. Drew made the move from the tech world to the OOC world and brought his skills with him, but he's having a bit more fun now. In his free time he kayaks, researches the latest and greatest in the tech world and rides his awesome orange moped around the Kitsap Peninsula.
Gerry is the nicest man you'll come across at our store. Along with helping to keep everyone in a good mood, he helps customers choose the right gear for their adventure and helps keep KayakProShop.com orders flowing around the world in a timely fashion. When he's not working, you can find Gerry out on his boat fishing and crabbing, or back at the beach grilling it all up!
Volunteers help us with many of our events ~ the Kitsap Water Trails Festival, Paddle Kitsap and Paddle Bainbridge. They help with everything from food preparation to being safety boaters ~ the events wouldn't happen without them.
Interested in volunteering or joining our staff?