Meet our Authors

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Eugene Buchanan

Eugene Buchanan 54x54 Eugene Buchanan is the 14-year Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Paddler magazine, founder of Paddling Life ( and editor of Steamboat magazine. His first stand-alone book, Brothers on the Bashkaus, was released by Fulcrum Publishing in 2007, and his second book, Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, was released by Heliconia Press in January 2010... Read More

Jeff Herman

Jeff Herman 54x54In addition to being a member of the Necky Pro Staff, Jeff serves as the Kayak Editor of Harold Well’s: Gulf Coast Fisherman Magazine and has contributed to national publications such as Canoe and Kayak. Jeff has appeared on two episodes of the WFN program Kayak Fishing with Jim Sammons. He often speaks at fishing and kayaking events across the south... Read More

Alex Matthews

Alex Matthews 54x54Alex Matthews is an avid and highly experienced paddler, a regular contributor to many paddlesports magazines, and the author of several books and an instructional DVD on sea kayaking... Read More

Necky Kayaks

Necky Icon Thumb BloggerThe Necky voice is comprised of paddlers who are experts in their respective fields at the company.You’ll hear from the Research and Development Team as they share insightful product research, the Marketing Team, who will provide previews of exciting promotions and upcoming kayaking events, and the Design Team, as they offer a sneak peek of the newest Necky products... Read More

Vincent S. Rinando Jr.

Vincent S Rinando Jr 54x54Vincent Rinando is one of only six anglers to achieve the Saltwater Elite Angler Recognition status from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. An established kayak tournament angler, Vincent is a founding member of Team Ocean Kayak, and has won numerous local and national fishing titles.... Read More

Ken Whiting

Ken Whiting 54x54Ken Whiting is one of the most influential and respected paddlers in the world. Ken has written and produced a best-selling and award-winning series of instructional books and videos. In 2002, Ken retired from competition, stepped back from the management of the Ottawa River-based kayak school Liquid Skills, and became entirely focused on the growth of The Heliconia Press.... Read More

Olivia and Kiel

Kiel and Olivia ThumbOur Alaska bloggers, Olvia Sinaiko and Kiel Renick, have embarked on a dream project. They are paddling around Southeast Alaska this summer, documenting their trip, hoping to explore this region's incredible natural resources, as well as the complex relationships between the conservation movement and the people who call this place home.... Read More

Levi Bridges

Levi Bridges 54x54Born and raised on a farm along the rocky coast of Maine instilled Bridges with a love of the outdoors and an irrepressible desire to know everything about the world beyond. In recent years, Levi Bridges returned home to the Maine coast where he spent his youth and taken up a love of sea kayak touring.... Read More

Lance and Krista

Lance and Krista 54x54Laura and Krista are glad to be blogging about their new fun activity: kayaking. They live in Vancouver, BC and are writing about their beginner paddling adventures and experiences on the waters of the lower mainland and surrounding areas in British Columbia, and maybe south of the border as well... Read More

Daniel Alvarez

Daniel Alvarez 54x54 Thumb ImageDaniel Alvarez is a writer who grew up paddling and swimming in the rivers and oceans around Tallahassee, Florida. Embarking on a 4,000 mile kayak trip from the northern tip of Minnesota to Key West, Florida, is a dream trip for Daniel that will let him combine his long-distance hiking experience with his Florida-born love of water... Read More
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