Born and raised in the big smoke of West Auckland, this city slicker needed to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and follow his passion for the outdoors. After completing his diploma in outdoor education Joel went on to doing a couple of seasons whitewater rafting and kayak/paddle board work around New Zealand, and outdoor instructing in Hong Kong and China. After travelling around Asia and Europe he’s settled for now in the beautiful town of Wanaka! With years of experience on some whitewater rivers you know your in safe hands with Joel on your next kayak trip. You’ll mainly find him on the river and anywhere that serves a decent veggie pie.