San Juan Island's Original Sea Kayak Outfitters & Guides Since 1980

Brian Shepard

Brian (24 yrs.) has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont and is a LEED Associate.  He is akayaking with orcas in San Juan islands permaculture gardener and avid outdoorsman.

Brian has worked for the LL Bean Outdoor Discovery School as a sea kayak/SUP instructor where he led natural history tours.  His sea kayaking passion has taken him to Acadia National Park in Maine, Lake Champlain, Vermont and, lastly, the San Juan Islands.

Brian is EMT certified and has one year EMS experience.  He has worked as an English and math tutor for grades K-8 in Cape Town, South Africa.  He spends his winters as a ski patrol member at Heavenly Valley, CA on the slopes above Lake Tahoe.  Here he assists skiers with medical aid, snow safety and rope rescue.

Brian is a well-rounded young man with a strong work ethic, a delightful personality and great stories to share around the campfire.


All photos in our website have been contributed by past guests. Thanks to all who have shared their experience! And special thanks to guest Philip Robinson for his fun pics.

Contact Info

San Juan Kayak Expeditions
Tim and Sally Thomsen, Owners/Operators since 1980
PO Box 2041
275 A St, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, USA
Open 7 days a week for questions & reservations.

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