Here at The Power Of Water there have been many positive influences on us as paddlers and coaches. Here is a list of some of the folks who have mentored us along our journeys (in no particular order).

2 of our influences kelly blades and ben lawry

Two of our influences in one photo– Kelly gets “paddlded” by Ben

Kelly Blades check out kelly’s website or his Facebook page or his Twitter tweaty thing.  Kelly has been a long time friend and supporter of all things paddling in the midwest since he was a puppy. If you haven’t laughed within 60 seconds of meeting Kelly, then you’re not with that Kelly
Ben Lawry You can find out more about what Ben’s up to on his website, There is a guy named Ben Lawry on Facebook–but that’s not him.  Ben has played an active role in our development as paddlers and coaches.  If you have any technical question about paddling, Ben is sure to have an answer for you.
Steve Scherrer is everywhere, and (almost) nowhere.  Steve does have  a Facebook account but that’s about it.  He pops up on lots of other folks websites and blogs but he’s too busy traveling around the country teaching SUP and sea kayaking to maintain a website or blog!