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 in the out-of-doors. 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 on obtaining her American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer certification for paddleboarding. She wants to share her passion and help other instructors and watersports leaders develop their own outdoor teaching skills. Although, Paddle-N-More is her passion, Jennifer also teaches and leads outdoor excursions and adventures, such as backpacking, mountain biking, and canoeing. She loves to be outdoors and if the wind conditions are not right for paddling, you’ll often see her enjoying her newfound hobby, kiteboarding. In the off-season, if she’s not traveling, you can find her teaching at SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College as an adjunct professor in the field of recreation. 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.
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.
Connor is a high-energy active guy that loves anything that keeps him moving and outdoors. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Management of Leisure Services at SUNY Cortland. If you don’t see Connor working at one of our locations you’re likely to find him off camping, paddling around Cayuga lake on a standup paddle board or doing one of his many other hobbies. He is working towards is ACA Level 2 Standup Paddle Board Instructor Certification, holds a Wilderness First Responder certification from SOLO and is fluent in Spanish. Connor’s biggest passion in life is facilitating experiences that uses the out of doors to both empower participants and increase their appreciation for the natural world.
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
Sara enjoys working with students who want to go deeper into the natural world through experiencing their own body, mind, and breath in relationship to the environment around them. Sara is a certified paddleboard instructor through the ACA and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) through Yoga Alliance. In addition to her work in agriculture, Sara leads seasonal FarmscapeYoga workshops at local farms and teaches weekly studio classes at Lakshmi Living Arts in Trumansburg. NY. Sara is available for private paddleboard and SUP Yoga instruction.
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. They are also knowledgeable about t