Meet Our Team
Alex's love for outdoor and water sport activities began on the beautiful Baja peninsula in Mexico. Later, he discovered a passion for kayaking during a NOLS sea kayaking course. As fate would have it, he was asked to join the crew for the America's cup sailing tour and met his future wife during a sunset sail.
Before their first daughter was born, Alex and his wife relocated to Virginia where Alex took his knowledge of outdoor sports to the retail industry. Alex expanded his paddling skills and product knowledge working for Wild River Outfitters in Virginia Beach before moving to Loudoun County.
When Alex is not out paddling or outfitting folks for their outdoor adventures, he loves to spend time with his family hiking, camping, rock climbing, cycling, or any other outdoor activity they can share together!
With 10+ years in the tourism industry, 7+ in sea kayaking and SUP, and 5+ years in adventure outfitting, Alex continues to expand his knowledge and love for the outdoors. Alex's enthusiasm is contagious! He loves to make sure that his guests feel comfortable, confident, and have an amazing time out on the water!
Britt's passion for outdoor and watersports began when she was 5 years old. As a competitive swimmer, instructor, lifeguard, and coach, Britt spent most of her childhood in the water. While studying elementary education in college, she developed a love for a variety of outdoor sports including rock climbing, yoga, hiking, camping, free diving, and any other activity that kept her outside!
While living abroad in Mexico, Britt met her future husband Alex, who shared her passion for an active and outdoor lifestyle. It was during this time that she first tried and fell in love with SUP on the beautiful Sea of Cortez!
In the off-season, Britt works for Loudoun County Public Schools in addition to raising two children. She loves to emphasize kinesthetic, hands-on learning. Working as both an SUP tour guide and SUP kids' camp instructor for Paddle Nova allows her to bring her love of teaching out into nature. Britt also handles all of Paddle Nova's administrative responsibilities.
Matt has over 30 years of paddling experience. He has an extensive knowledge of whitewater (Kayaking, SUP and Rescue) as well ocean paddling from growing up on Chincoteague Island where he and his wife own Big Papa SUP. He’s an ACA L2 instructor and a competitive SUP racer. When he’s not out on the water with his family or introducing people to water sports Matt is finishing up a 28 year career as a professional firefighter/paramedic.