Co-Owner and ACA-certified Paddle Instructor

APRIL PETERSON

These days, as the co-owner and general manager of River Rock, you will find me more often working on the computer, updating inventory, social media, or content on our website. However, like my staff, I also crave the outdoors and dabble in various outdoor sports. Sometimes you may find me on the rocks with Keith, hiking with my English Mastiff Hilda, or on the river on my stand-up paddle board. As an ACA certified SUP instructor, I enjoy getting people out on the water and introducing them to the sport. I am passionate about the community and ensuring that our shop gives back at every opportunity. Stop by and see me to learn more about our shop or to get out on the water.

Instructor Specialty

  • Paddle Boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking

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Certifications

  • Level 1 SUP Instructor Certified through ACA
  • Wilderness First Aid Certified through ECSI
  • Board of Directors Fredericksburg, VA Main Street
  • Top 10 Under 40 Chamber of Commerce Next Gen Award 2016
I have attended various classes through them as well as a few private lessons. Their programs have been top notch. I learn how to enjoy the equipment better every time.

Took a SUP 101 class with April today. I really enjoyed it! April did a great job explaining the basics and letting us work at our own pace. There was so much more to SUP then I thought, yet I never felt rushed or overwhelmed. I can’t wait to get back out there and try some SUP yoga. I will definitely recommend this class to others.

April is a patient and clear instructor. Really a pleasure even on a toasty Virginia day. A great relaxing experience.