Team Core is made up of a group of likeminded passionate paddlers looking to push each other through peer experiences and help provide quality on water experiences for anyone taking part in a Committed 2 the core program. We use many forms of social media, pictures and videos to share our passion of the ocean environment. Come paddle with the Team. Sea you on the water!
Christopher Lockyer – Director of Team Core
Christopher the driving force behind the Bay of Fundy Sea Kayak Symposium and the founder of the Atlantic Paddle Symposium. He has been paddling since the early nineties in locations as far away as the UK, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway as well as countless places in North America. A graduate of Acadia University with a degree in Recreation Management, Chris is currently the owner of Committed to the Core Sea Kayak Sea Kayak Coaching. www.committed2thecore.com His passion is getting people out onto the sea and using the conditions and natural environment for them to reach their potential and personal goals. Christopher is a Paddle Canada Level 4 Instructor, Paddle Canada Level 2 Instructor Trainer and one of four BCU Level 5 Sea Kayak Coaches in North America. Sponsors: “P&H Pro sea kayak team member”, “Kokatat Watersports (regional representative)” and “Lendal team paddler”.
Hilden, NS, Canada
Chris Audet – Team Core
Christopher is the Outdoor School Director for Maine Sport Outfitters in Rockport ME and has been a registered Maine sea kayaking guide since 2001 and a rec guide since 2004. He is an ACA instructor and has earned his BCU 4* award. He has been instructing everything from level 1 basic strokes and rescues up to level 5 tidal current workshops for the past 8 years including training paddlers to be Registered Maine Sea Kayaking Guides. He is nationally board certified in sports medicine/ Athletic Training. When Christopher is not on the water he is the Trainer and Physical Education teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School and the lead singer in the Van Halen tribute band Balance. .He currently lives in Searsport ME. with his wife Jeannine and their 3 dogs. Phot0 Credit – Jeannine Audet. He is also a member of the Jackson Explore team Jackson Kayaks
Searsport, MA, USA
Dwight Welch – Team Core
Dwight grew up on the lakes and rivers of Maine but only discovered sea kayaking after moving to Nova Scotia in 2005. He is an avid year-round paddler and has been leading day trips and instructing paddlers since 2011. Dwight’s paddling interests range from recreational touring to rock hopping and surfing. As an instructor, his greatest satisfaction comes from helping novice paddlers challenge their apprehensions while building their skills and confidence. He currenlty holds his paddle Canada Level 3 skills and Paddle Canda Level 1 Instructor status.
Halifax, NS, Canada
Daniel Archibald – Team Core
After being raised and immersed in the outdoors of rural Nova Scotia, it is no surprise that Daniel has an attraction to being outside. He has spent a considerable amount of time engaged in activities such as hiking and camping in the eastern portion of the province. It wasn’t until the spring of 2012 that he purchased a kayak and his adventures turned toward the water. After all, Nova Scotia is Canada’s Ocean Playground. Daniel enjoys the diversity of sea kayaking and the seemingly endless adventures that can be pursued. He is eager to participate in the many variations of the sport such as day tripping, surfing and tidal play. He rarely refuses an invite involving a day on the water. Daniel is very grateful for the incredible people he has met through kayaking thus far and is dedicated to promoting the sport to others. He continues to develop his proficiency and is currently working toward his Paddle Canada Level 2 instructor and has his Paddle Canada Level-3 Skills.
Halifax, NS, Canada
Jarrod Gunn McQuillan – Team Core
Jarrod feels at home in the outdoors with a particular passion for being on the water. Jarrod has been paddling since 1998, first enjoying the beautiful lakes and rivers of Ontario from the seat of his canoe with his wife Heather. He started exploring the coast of BC by sea kayak in 2006 and has now found a home on the beautiful East Coast. Jarrod is a proud member of the Committed 2 the Core Sea Kayak Coaching team. Jarrod loves being on the water and welcomes any opportunity to share his passion for paddle sports. He works as a biologist with the Province of PEI. Jarrod is a Paddle Canada Level 3 Asprient Instructor, Level4 Skills and BCU 4 Star leader.
Jarrod Gunn McQuillian
Morell, PEI, Canada
Kirk has loved the water from a young age. Growing up, he canoed many lakes in southwestern Nova Scotia with his grandfather but it wasn’t until later that he discovered his passion for Sea Kayaking. He has attained Paddle Canada Certifications and enjoys sharing the sport with others as an Instructor and Guide. Paddle Canada Level 3 Sea Kayak Skills Paddle Canada Level 1 Sea Kayak Instructor Paddle Canada Advanced Flat Water SUP Skills and Instructor BCU Open Water Navigation and Tidal Planning
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
Matt is a passionate rough water kayaker, logging 100+ days on the water in 2014. Although a native of Nova Scotia, he recently spent five years living and paddling in British Columbia. It was there that he honed both personal paddling skills and coaching skills in the disciplines of sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking. A patient coach and effective communicator, Matt enjoys assisting others gain new skills and confidence in their paddling abilities. He currently works as a sea kayak guide on Nova Scotia’s South Shore and as teacher’s assistant with the local school board. Matt is certified as an Introduction to Kayaking Skills Instructor (certified in 2009) with Paddle Canada and is a Level 4 skills paddler (certified in 2014). He also holds certifications with the Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of BC.
Barrington, NS, Canada
Peter Bojanic – Team Core
Peter’s enthusiasm for sea kayaking is contagious so consider yourself warned. If you paddle with him it will rub off on you. He has only been paddling for a short number of years but he has accomplished a great deal in such a short time. His passion for the sport is contagious and once you paddle with Peter you will quickly find out why he is part of Team Core. He is currently a Asprient Paddle Canada Level 3 Instructor, level 4 skills and BCU 4 Star leader. He is a welcome member to Team Core!
Peter Bojanic – Team Core
Halifax, NS, Canada