TRR St. Augustine

Always open to new challenges, Chapter Coordinator Todd’s experience includes open boat, kayak, surfing & Stand Up Paddling disciplines in venues from whitewater/surf to touring.  Todd is a USMC veteran which is evident in his steadfast determination and drive.  He has worked as a professional guide, owned and operated a paddlesports shop, represented Dagger and other manufacturers, and currently owns Bishop Boards, a manufacturer of Stand Up Paddleboards and gear.  Todd is an American Canoe Association L3 Surf SUP instructor & ACA Instructor Trainer. His experiences as a US Park Ranger bring a varied perspective on safety, risk management, and outdoor recreation.  Todd is a Special Olympics SUP coach and also heads up a Team River Runner chapter (paddling workshops for disabled veterans).  

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Chapter Coordinator

David Hernandez
 

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 (904) 290-3869

 

Vanessa Jones

Committe Co-Chair

Vanessa A. Jones is a dynamic force dedicated to fostering
inclusivity, encouraging discussion, and promoting a culture of
belonging in the outdoor sports community. Hailing from
Washington, DC, she brings a wealth of diverse experiences and
perspectives to her endeavors.
As a US Army veteran and ordained Chaplain with a focus on
seniors and caretakers, Vanessa is deeply committed to serving
others. Her work as a patient-caretaker advocate reflects her
passion for supporting vulnerable populations and ensuring their
voices are heard.
Currently, Vanessa is employed by a resettlement agency, where
she confronts challenges head-on with resilience and
compassion. As a single, Black woman veteran, she embraces
the unique hurdles she faces, viewing them as opportunities for
growth and empowerment.
In her downtime, she wears many hats, including that of a
missionary, spreading hope and positivity wherever she goes.
Weekends are spent paddling, immersing herself in West African
dance and finding solace and joy in nature’s embrace.
Vanessa is committed to equitable principles, ensuring that
everyone’s opinions are valued and heard. Through her
unwavering dedication and inclusive leadership, Vanessa is
paving the way for a more equitable and diverse outdoor sports
landscape.