Paddling is about people.

Our instructors are the most experienced SUP staff in Chicago. We’re eager to share our passion for stand up paddling, fitness and wellness with our community. All Chicago Paddle Co. instructors hold certifications from either the World Paddle Association or PaddleFit and are Adult and First Aid/CPR certified. We look forward to meeting you!


Originally from Kansas, Amy has been a Chicago native for nearly 20 years. As an avid runner and accomplished triathlete, Amy has always enjoyed the beautiful Chicago lakefront. As the owner of Chicago Paddle Co. Amy is devoted to sharing her love of paddling with other Chicagoans!

Amy is a PaddleFit Level 2 and World Paddle Association (WPA) Level 1 certified instructor, and is Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED Certified. Amy is also owner of UPMKT, an innovative digital marketing agency. She loves spending time with people and her dog Tanner, practicing yoga, and soaking up the Chicago lakefront.