Although you might find us on the other end of the line of a phone or computer, we live to be outside and playing! Check out our fabulous team below!
Jennifer Wells Miller
Founder and Owner
Jennifer is an outdoor recreational enthusiast who loves being outdoors. Her passion for the environment and thirst for the outdoors motivated her to change careers at the age of 35 and start Paddle-N-More. Jennifer has a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Recreation with a focus in Outdoor and Environmental Education. Jennifer is an American Canoe Association and PaddleFit instructor. Her certifications qualify her to teach skills in standup paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing. Because she recognizes the need to provide safe learning environments for her customers, she believes in continuing education through her instructor certification program. On top of her American Canoe Association Instructor certifications, she holds her Wilderness First Responder through SOLO and is currently working to obtain her American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer certification for standup paddleboarding. She wants to share her passion and help other instructors and water-sports leaders develop their own outdoor teaching style and skills.
Although, Paddle-N-More is her passion, Jennifer also teaches and leads outdoor excursions and adventures, such as backpacking and mountain biking. She loves to be outdoors and if the wind conditions are not right for paddling, you’ll often see her kiteboarding. In the off-season, if she’s not traveling or skiing, you can find her teaching at SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College as an adjunct professor in the field of recreation where she enjoys sharing her knowledge and professional experience to future recreational professionals.
Co-Owner & Kite Instructor
When Steven started to tire of the 9 to 5 lifestyle, he left his career as a manufacturing engineer and adopted the “vagabond” lifestyle. Although, he calls the Finger Lakes region his home, Steven often traveled and found more time to enjoy his outdoor hobbies. His love for watersports lead him to the world of kiteboarding. Today, Steven is one of the handful of highly skilled kiteboarders in the Finger Lakes region and he has taught many the skill of kiteboarding. Because he enjoys teaching others the sport of kiteboarding and recognizes the need for high-quality instruction. Steven teamed up with Paddle-N-More to develop Kite Cayuga, an IKO affiliated kiteboarding school. When teaching, Steven recognizes the need for safety because the sport of kiteboarding can be difficult and dangerous. Because his teaching philosophy focuses on safety first, he obtained his Instructor Level 1 IKO Certification in April of 2016.
Bode is an avid outdoorsman and has been learning to play his entire life. From rock climbing to backpacking, paddling and much more; he really is a jack of all trades. Bode is an ACA certified instructor for both kayaking and standup paddleboard; he is also working to perfect his skills for his newest obsession in the world of whitewater. Bode grew up in Washington state; studied Environmental Science and Psychology at University of Redlands in California and got his Master’s in Outdoor and Environmental Education at SUNY Cortland here in New York State; needless to say, he likes to travel. He currently spends the school year teaching for SUNY Cortland as an Outdoor Activity Specialist and then summers here with us at Paddle-N-More to spread his love and passion for the great out-of-doors.
Christian Shaw is an avid waterman from Ithaca, NY. He attended Cornell University where he studied sustainability and business. After graduating in December 2014 he co-founded Plastic Tides. His lifelong goal is to combine water sports with environmental education and awareness in pursuit of a sustainable future.
Christian is also the founder of the Plastic Tides Stand Up Paddle Adventure-Conservation Camp offered through Paddle-N-More’s kids camps. He’s excited to expose area youth to his love paddleboard adventures and research.
Assistant Camp Director
Tatianna is a water sport enthusiast by default since she has grown up on the shores of Cayuga Lake and the bay of Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Tatianna is a rising Junior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she is working towards her double major in Women’s Studies and Anthropology-Sociology with a minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies. Throughout the school year she is actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, working with children of all walks of life.
This will be Tatianna’s 3rd summer with Paddle-N-More, where she will be continuing to pursue her passion for water sports, including windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, wake boarding, and more. With the help of Paddle-N-More, Tatianna is Wilderness First Responder, as well as an American Canoe Association L1 Canoe and Kayak Instructor. She looks forward to working with the campers this 2018 season and cannot wait to share her knowledge and love for water sports!
Paddleboard Yoga Instructor
Julie Carmalt is a paddle boarder and SUP yogi who is committed to sharing stand up paddleboard yoga (SUP yoga) with students of all levels in a safe, fun, and supportive environment. A former river rafting guide in Southern Utah, Julie has previously developed therapeutic recreation programs for persons with disabilities and juvenile female offenders. She is currently an Associate Director of Health Administration at Cornell University and enjoys encouraging her students to seek life balance through paddle sports and yoga. Julie is an RYT 200 Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher, ACE Certified Paddle Yoga Instructor, and ACA Level 2 SUP instructor.
Paddleboard Yoga Instructor
Sophie enjoys teaching yoga for all audiences no matter their experience or background. She believes there is a yoga practice for everyone and strives to make her classes grounded and accessible to all. She has received training in Trauma Informed Yoga, which emphasizes feeling at home in your body and offers tools to build self-confidence and feel empowered. Sophie is a certified L2 paddle board instructor through ACA and a registered yoga teacher (200 RYT) with Yoga Alliance. She recently completed a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine and is pursuing a career in wildlife conservation, educational outreach, and veterinary acupuncture. Feel free to reach out to her if you are interested in individual or small group SUP yoga instruction.
Paddle Shop Staff
Our informative paddle shop staff are highly trained and prepared to get customers started on the water. They’ve taken extensive training in all of Paddle-N-More’s water sports.