Boys, girls, dogs and water.
When you call Clavey or stop by our shop in Petaluma, California, you’ll speak to one of these kids right here:
Jeff Silky Kellogg - Jeff’s days at Clavey can include everything from rigging the trailer for the next kayak/sup adventure to paying the bills. He’ll jump at any opportunity to get away from his desk, so you’ll find him out working a tour whenever possible. His favorite pastimes are paddling anything that floats, spending time with his family, and making his mountain bike go as fast as possible down single tracks in the backyard.
Tom Che Meckfessel - Between keeping the website fresh as a daisy and making the best paella any Spaniard ever dreamed of, Tom is, to say the least, a busy man. So please, Please, PLEASE don’t ask him how the surf is. We at Clavey HQ are extremely busy and if Tom gets more than two surf-related questions a day, we have to take a pay cut. But when the beach has no break, you’ll find him on the river with the rest of us non-surfing types, whipping up gourmand meals and keeping a weary eye on his private stash of Ranier Ale.
Scotto the Skipper Galbreath - A Northwest native, Scotto was kicked out of Portland to make room for more Californians during the great Oregon locals purge of the 90s. Having since had the moss professionally shaved from his body, Scotto can now be found belly up on his boat, basking in the sun’s golden rays, working hard to turn his white fat tan. “If God didn’t want us to drink beer during working hours,” Scotto argues “Why did he install a refrigerator in our warehouse?”
Scott Terriberry - Scott Terriberry has been a sea kayak guide for 17 years workingthe waters from Alaska and British Columbia to Baja Mexico. He is A.C.A. trained, W.F.R certified and has taught many classes from beginners to advanced expedition paddlers. He has taught college courses in the San Juans, Tide and Current classes at the Golden Gate, and expedition travel in Mexico and British Columbia. Scott is one of the founders of Point Reyes Outdoors, a sea kayak touring company in Point Reyes Station.
Anne Kellogg – SUP Instructor, SUP Programming, SUP Sales – Anne has over 30 years of experience teaching a variety of outdoor activities and sports to adults and children alike. She is certified by the World Standup Paddleboard Association and as a physical educator. Her patient, kind, and friendly approach to teaching helps her students gain confidence in the skills they need to enjoy the fastest growing sport on the planet. When Anne is not out on the water teaching she is busy developing, scheduling, and promoting new SUP classes and social paddles. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband Jeff, their daughter Raini and Matt the dog.
Randy Kneeland - Randy has been paddling sea kayaks since 2005, and has greatly enjoyed the opportunity of taking lessons from some of the best coaches in the sport. He is B.C.U. trained but is open to learning from all skill sets, especially while paddling the Mendocino rock gardens or surfing off the Limantour spit. When not paddling or at Clavey, he enjoys traveling the West Coast with his love, Ilse and their dog Max. He brings to Clavey’s thirty-five years retail experience and a real passion for helping paddlers in their quest for a safe, enjoyable adventure.
Shane McColgin – Shane is an ACA certified coastal kayaking instructor and has been kayaking for over fifteen years. Her favorite local spots are San Francisco Bay, Tomales Bay, and the Mendocino coast. Shane loves multi day trips and could go and never come back except she also loves her husband, and her horse and dogs. Shane enjoys teaching people who are new to kayaking because it is extremely satisfying and fun to witness the transformation of interest to excitement and joy.
Jackie Single – Jackie has been sea kayaking for 15 years and can be found most weekends on our local waters from San Francisco to Tomales Bay. She is an avid She is an avid birdwatcher and enjoys siting birds from her kayak. For the past 7 years, Jackie has been leading trips with Environmental Travelling Companions (ETC), a non-profit organization that takes people with special needs and disabilities kayaking. She is Wilderness First Aid certified and loves introducing new paddlers to the joys of kayaking in a safe and fun manner.
Aluxa has been working as a sea kayak guide and instructor on Tomales Bay for seven years and has four years experience leading multi-sport tours in Baja, the Yucatan and Belize. She has recently joined the Clavey Paddlesports team as a kayak and stand up paddle board guide and instructor and to assist in the shop. She is a Certified Yoga Teacher and enjoys any opportunity to teach class and help people improve their personal yoga practice. Aluxa enjoys working with groups of all ages in the outdoors and safety is a priority for her. Her local knowledge, love for the outdoors, years of experience and outgoing personality are a great asset for people looking for the best experience they can get! When Aluxa is not paddling on the bay, she enjoys managing her own catering company, The Oyster Girls – Traveling Oyster Bar.