Todd Johnstone-Wright

Todd is an adventure sports coach and educator who has worked in outdoor pursuits for over 20 years; he is the Director of Adventure Sport at Saint Michaelís College in Colchester, Vermont, whose Adventure Sports Center offers college students long term paddler/athlete development, professional training, assessment, and expedition programming in a broad range of adventure sports, including coastal kayaking, whitewater kayaking and surf kayaking.

At his core, Todd is a teacher, instructor, and coach whose focus is on creating highly differentiated and fun learning experiences for any ability level, both on and off the water; in his own words, 'Itís a privilege to be present whenever and wherever learning is happening'. He is one of only four North Americans to successfully assess as a British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 5 Coach Sea and is an American Canoe Association (ACA) L5 Advanced Open Water Instructor Trainer Educator, ACA L4 Whitewater Instructor Trainer and ACA L4 Surf Kayak Instructor.

Todd also serves as an instructor educator for SOLO Wilderness Medicine where he works with diverse groups, including the armed forces. In collaboration with SOLO, he continues to develop discipline specific content, such as the Wilderness First Aid H2O. Additionally, Todd earned his Masterís Degree in Education and is currently working toward a second Masterís Degree in Performance Coaching at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Beyond paddlesport, Todd holds awards in the ski, climbing and mountain biking disciplines, and these sports, alongside kayaking, have afforded Todd the opportunity to paddle, climb, ride and ski throughout North America, South America, Africa and Europe.

Todd is a team paddler for P&H Sea Kayaks and Werner Paddles, as well as being a Kokatat ambassador.

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