Facilitator Bios

 

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

JARROD COVINGTON

 A water nut since birth, Jarrod’s passion for everything aquatic and roots in SUP, Kiteboarding, Surfing, Wakeboarding/Skiing, Fishing and Spearing have made him a waterman dedicated to pushing the limits and having the most fun possible. His lifelong dedication to the water led to the Wrightsville SUP center offering the best and safest possible experience from beginner to advanced in many aquatic adventures such as SUP, Fitness, Kayak, Sailing, Wakeboarding etc. SUP in WB is all about the family and community built through Wrightsville SUP’s partnering with local charities (Surfers Healing, Wounded Warriors…) race organizations, kids programs and all watersports communities. Read More

 

 

 

VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge

DAVID RUSSOTTO

David Russotto is extremely active in the PaddleFit community. He is a Level 1, 2 & 3 Certified PaddleFit Coach, an America Fitness Professionals & Associations (AFPA) Personal Trainer, a National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) Core & Stability Trainer, a Global Certified Strength & Conditioning Trainer and a World Paddle Association (WPA) Certified Instructor. David also recently completed advanced paddle board training with Olympic Gold Medalist, Larry Cain.

After many years of  helping veterans get the disability benefits they rightfully deserve, David founded the VA Vigilante PaddleFit Challenge Event. David Russotto began his legal career as an attorney with the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. He was stationed at Naval Base Norfolk as defense counsel and then as a Trial Counsel and Legal Services attorney at Naval Air Station Oceana. Read More

 

 

PaddleFit Instructor Wrightsville Beach

BRODY WELTE

 

 

Brody is a full-time paddle coach and creator of PaddleFit. He loves introducing new people to the sport of stand up paddling, launching new stars with PaddleFit and pushing athletes to the next level. Brody learned SUP on the island of Kaua’i when he was living there in 2007. After a lifetime of being an adventurer Brody has focused all of his energy on PaddleFit. Brody also partners with Dave Kalama on the SUP adventure trips know as Kalama Kamps. Read More