Meet The Team
Meet The Team
Jenifer (she/her) is of mixed ancestry, Dene - Tet'lit Gwichen First Nation, and a member of the wolf clan.
A yogi and avid surfer, Jenifer was introduced to Paddle boarding in 2009 and instantly fell in love.
Jenifer is happiest on the water. Her love for time spent in, on or around water is not only contagious, but it’s also what drove her to pursue a lifestyle where she could embrace it and share it with others. Her sense of adventure and wonderlust has lead her to surf, SUP and lead retreats in many parts of the world including, Bali, Sri Lanka, India, Ecuador, Peru, England, Portugal, Spain, Morrocco and Nicaragua. Jenifer lives between Toronto in the summer and The Kingdom of Hawaii home in the winter.
Paddleboarding's balancing connection to body, breath and water compliments her Yoga roots.
Jenifer is a Certified Paddle Board Instructor through Paddle Canada, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, and CPR & First Aid Certified.
Sharon (she/her) is of mixed ancestry, Dene - Tet'lit Gwichen First Nation, and a member of the wolf clan.
A mother and a dynamic instructor, Sharon has been Paddleboarding since 2011.
She has a deep passion for living life to the fullest and believes that health and happiness are important for one's well being and expresses this through leading an active lifestyle. Having an aversion to keeping fit at a gym, Sharon has found paddle boarding to be a unique exercise that is almost effortless in it's enjoyment.
"What better way to workout then by the beach on a sunny day?"
Sharon is a Certified Paddle Board Instructor through Paddle Canada, and CPR & First Aid Certified.
Lana (she/her) is of mixed ancestry, Dene - Tet'lit Gwichen First Nation and Maliseet , a member of the wolf clan.
A mother and water keeper, Lana has been Paddleboarding since 2012, the same year her sisters launched Oceah Oceah.
Lana understands the healing power of water for mind, body and spirit. She is honored to share the waters teachings with her children and our community.
Lana's love of the outdoors is extensive and she loves chasing waterfalls. She balances her time with raising three children and taking care of her self. Being on the water is her self care.
Lana spent a summer immersing herself in culture and adventure. Spending an entire summer in Dawson City Yukon (our Grandmothers territory) and took part in traditional salmon fishing camps where she learned to fish and forage and finished off the camp with feasting the community and sharing the dried fish with our Native elders. In 2016 she did a week long canoe Trip to Timagami.
Lana is passionate about sharing her love of water and her knowledge of the nature with Oceah Oceah
A nurse, biker babe and water baby, Amber has been paddleboarding since 2011
This fearless female rides her Harley through the streets of Toronto, and if she's not on the road, walking her three dogs or nursing, she finds balance through seeking the calm, peace and thrill of being on water and in nature paddleboarding.
"I find SUP'ing a beautiful workout both physically and mentally"
Amber is a Certified Paddle Board Instructor through Paddle Canada, and CPR & First Aid Certified.
An avid marathoner and Parkdale Road Runner, Jenny finds paddleboarding a great cross-training activity that strengthens the core and improves alignment.
This Toronto local was determined to become a surfer after an inspiring trip through the pages of a National Geographic magazine. Surf trips have brought Jenny to some of the world’s top breaks, including Indonesia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia, Panama and Portugal, she discovered paddleboarding in California. With no swell to surf she gave SUP a try and marshaled a 3 mile swim in the Pacific that day, aiding swimmers through the kelp forests. She finds SUP a great way to bring a little surf into her life in the six.
Jenny is a Certified Paddle Board Instructor through Paddle Canada, and CPR & First Aid Certified.
Aaron (he/him) is of mixed ancestry, Mohawk from Tyendinega Mohawk territory, and a member of the wolf clan. A gay man and member of the queer community, Aaron is an ally to the underprivileged and a general delight to be around. Aaron has experience working with the local Indigenous arts communities in Toronto and more recently working with urban Indigenous communities across the province.
A natural community builder, Aaron has been paddling with Oceah Oceah since 2016 and received his Paddle Canada SUP Instructor certification in June. He is excited to continue sharing SUP with friends and clients while building community on the water.
Aaron believes in personal growth and constant improvement. He can usually be found helping others or trying to make them smile.
Aaron enjoys living a healthy lifestyle and bikes, paddles, and practices yoga regularly.
Paddle Canada and CPR certified.