Rob Bossen - @robbossen
I'm a father, husband, and lover of the outdoors. I also happen to be the owner of Grey Duck SUP, and am happy you found us. I spend most of my days acting as a sales representative for multiple outdoor brands in the outdoor gear space, covering the Upper Midwest.
Favorite Board: 12'6" Quetico - this board is literally my dream come true and is my go-to in almost all conditions. The 11'2" All Day Hybrid is a close second - the versatility and stability of this board is pretty amazing.
Favorite places to paddle: BWCA or Quetico (for extended adventures), Lake Superior (as a reminder of how vast this planet is), and the Namakagon River in WI (to change it up and get some moving water underfoot).
Must have items on my board: Water, Snack, GoPro, Sunscreen.
Additionally, we wouldn't be where we are (or get to where we're going), without the help of some talented people who love SUP and helping a small business grow. If you see any of them around, make sure to give them a hug or high five. They are the best!
Emily Carey - @emilyelaine22
I am a crafter, a cat owner and a nature-enthusiast. I spend my days creating technical solutions for a hospitality company and my weekends on the water. As a native Minnesotan, nothing beats a day at the lake, and paddle boarding has given me new ways to explore and adventure.
Favorite Board: 11’6” Journey Zebrawood - This board is light weight, easy to carry, and gets that extra speed from the touring shape. Definitely my go to board!
Favorite Places to Paddle: Square Lake is beautiful, on the smaller side and has some of the clearest water around town. For a casual paddle, I really enjoy the Chain of Lakes, specifically the channel between Lake of the Isles and Cedar Lake.
Must have items with me while I paddle: A small dry bag to hold my essentials, sun screen and koozie for the occasional adult beverage or sparkling water.
I am a mother, graphic designer, marketer, photographer & videographer who loves to travel, the outdoors and all the coffee. I found SUP through a friend of mine and quickly fell in love with the peace and perspective it brings to time on the lake.
Favorite Board: Journey… I’ve paddled many different boards and you cannot beat the smoothness that the shape and style of this board brings to a paddle.
Favorite Place to Paddle: I have a couple different spots to highlight… The Minnesota local favorite is Square Lake in Stillwater. The water is SO clear, but it can be busy, so… The 2nd place Twin Cities lake is the Lake Phalen chain of lakes. You can start at a boat launch and explore a chain of multiple lakes, creeks, and channels through beautiful parks. The most beautiful SUP experience I have had was on an isolated lake off the road system in rural Alaska. It was a perfectly clear glacial lake, no cabins or other boats in sight, surrounded by mountains and salmon swimming under my board.
Must Have Item: My must have item to have on my board is a camera… whether it’s a GoPro, my phone or my DSLR, I enjoy being able to document my adventures
Jody Henseler - @sweetjody1
I am a curious, water-loving, artist, with a home port on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Freedom - Adventure - Fitness & Fun -- are why I paddle!
Favorite Board: 12’6” Journey Zebrawood -- total go-to board for every kind of paddle, with the 10’8” Daybreak Zebrawood for yoga
Favorite Places to Paddle: Anywhere with good water… Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Killarney Provincial Park, wilderness areas (Boundary Waters, Sylvania, Big Island Lake), and inland lakes and rivers.
Must Haves: Deck bag - Water - GoPro - Olympus TG-5 - Mask, Snorkel, & Fins
Benjamin Olson - @BenjaminOlsonPhotography
I am a father, husband, and devoted environmentalist. My life revolves around documenting the natural world and imperiled ecosystems, specifically northeastern Minnesota. I am currently working on a life-long visual study of climate change in our boreal forests in conjunction with the Superior National Forest system and the DNR.
Favorite board: The Quetico14. This board has the stability and support needed for me to photograph wildlife, while carrying all of my gear for extended excursions.
Favorite place to paddle: BWCAW and Lake Superior
Scottie Peterson - @bigfootfotoco
I am a husband, and a father, and spend a lot of time traveling as a family. I am a vintage enthusiast and am always bringing things back to life. I've been a wedding photographer for over a decade now but shoot all kinds of videos and photos.
Favorite Board: 11'2" All Day Zebrawood I fell in love with this board the first time I saw it, and it looks incredible on top of my VW Bus!! It's also a board that anyone can hop on use. It requires very little skill and is the perfect small lake cruiser.
Favorite Place to Paddle: Our Family cabin up north Wisconsin. It's a quiet, no gas engine, lake so it's perfect for the kids, dogs and family to get out on a board and enjoy the outdoors.
'Must Have' items on the Board: Usually a kid or a dog :) But preferably a beer and a fishing pole.