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Darren Bush
Owner and Chief Paddling Evangelist

Darren Bush (Paddeling Evangelist)

I fell in love with Wisconsin 33 years ago, after moving here to marry a local girl of my dreams. I like to say I got a twofer; a beautiful wife and a wonderful landscape. 

I love to paddle all kinds of boats; canoes, kayaks, SUP boards, etc., but I will have to confess to owning fourteen canoes, so I am more than anything a canoe guy. I love flatwater, whitewater, and anything in between.

My greatest passion is to introduce new people to the joy that comes from time on the water. There is no better thing that to see someone's eyes light up as they paddle up to the dock at the shop. "This is the one," they say. In my mind I'm thinking, "The first one..."

Outside of paddling I love to do woodworking and blacksmithing, and travel with Stephanie, since our nest is empty except for Alice, the Great Pyrenees, guardian of her domain.
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