Meet The Staff

Holly
Owner, Senior Instructor and Guide 

Photo by Pam LeBlanc

Related Certificates:

  • Wilderness First Responder (NOLS)
  • Waterfront Lifeguard (American Red Cross)
  • Basic Adult, Child & Infant First Aid & CPR/AED
  • Certified ACA Canoe Instructor Trainer Level II
  • Certified ACA Kayak Instructor Trainer Level II
  • Certified ACA Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor Level I
  • Certified as an United State Canoe Racing Association Canoe Instructor
  • Certified CAPPA Fitness Trainer and Educator

Bio: 

Holly is an outdoor enthusiast. While she enjoys back packing and hiking adventures, her passion is paddling down rivers. She grew up taking a canoe on family camping trips throughout Texas. In 2001, she began competing in ultra marathon canoe races. She also began teaching kid’s kayaking day camps as a summer job. Today her focus has changed from competing to instructing and getting people outside. She has had the opportunity to lead numerous trips down rivers and taught hundreds of kids, racers and camp staff how to paddle and improve their skills. Staying active in the community, she has volunteered and served on the local fire/river rescue team, served as a TCKRA Board Member, organized several river clean ups, and volunteered as race director Kanu Rennen (a race for kids) since 2014.

 

Racing Accomplishments:

12 Texas Water Safari Finishes

  • Class win 10 times
  • Broke 6 different women’s records
  • Currently holds Women’s C1 record
  • Fastest finishing time: 38:36

5 Colorado 100 finishes

  • All finishes are first place.
  • In 2007 Holly and Fred Mynar set the current mixed course record of 11:55.

Other Races

  • Holly holds multiple first place Texas State Championships for Women’s USCA C1, USCA C2, and Aluminum. As well as other races throughout the state of Texas.
  • She also won first place at the 2011 Aluminum National Championships.
  • MR340 – 2016 First place OVER ALL win. First time for an all female team to win the over all title against over 400  teams in the 340 mile race across Missouri. (Team with Morgan, Mollie, Amy, Brenda, Virginia)

Paul
Instructor, Lead Guide, Shuttle Driver

Related Certifications

  • ACA Kayak Instructor Level 4
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Swift Water Rescue

Native to Texas, Paul discovered his love of kayak several years ago.   His passion is white water and play boats. During the summer months you will likely find him guiding down some gnarly rivers in Colorado. The rest of the year he resides in Texas running his tree removal business and working with us.


 

SethSeth
Shuttle Driver & Guide 

 Related Certifications

  • First Responded EMT & FIRE
  • CPR & First Aid

At the age of 8 Seth began paddling canoes in south Houston. He participated in several local races in Houston and was one of Paddle With Style’s very FIRST students to attend kids paddling summer camp!   He had so much fun as a kid he decided to work with us as an adult.beginning in 2017.

Seth prefer’s to be doing just about anything outdoors, but especially enjoys hunting, fishing, working on trucks, building things, and doing martial arts.


 

 EricIMG_3642
Shuttle Driver & Guide 

 Related Training

  • 20 plus years in the US Military
  • ACA assessment

A retired Naval Officer who from a young age growing up in Florida has always had an affinity for water From swimming, scuba diving, surfing, skim boarding, canoeing, kayaking to paddle boarding. Eric enjoys getting people on the water to enjoy the outdoors and paddling. An outdoor enthusiasts who particularly favors multiday river trips, such as on the Llano, San Marcos, and The Devil’s. He has experienced paddling on Florida’s Rainbow river, Kings Bay, and Three Sisters Springs known for its large Manatee population. He started working with Holly at Paddle with Style in 2019 and enjoys introducing people to the beautiful San Marcos River


Katie
Shuttle Driver &  Guide 

Related Certification

  • ACA Canoe Instructor Level I
  • CPR & First Aid

Coming Soon!