Meet James

James Kesterson is an ACA L-4 Instructor and BCU 4-star paddler, known for his attention to detail and commitment to learning as much as possible with his outdoor pursuits. James has a varied background, including serving in Vietnam, earning a mechanical engineering degree, he and his wife are former owners of an art gallery and he is a certified Master Scuba Diver. James is a renown mountaineer and has climbed peaks in North and South America and has been featured in climbing magazines.

James and his wife Bev are based in North Carolina, which gives him easy access to play spots along the East Coast. He’s a familiar face wherever paddlers gather. Recent kayaking trips include Alaska and Wales. If you want to learn more about North Carolina inlets, or have a calm, competent instructor show you the ropes, James should be at the top of your list.