Todd Johnstone-Wright

Todd is an adventure sports coach and educator who has worked in outdoor pursuits for over 20 years. He is the Director of Adventure Sport at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. The Adventure Sports Center offers college students long-term paddler/athlete development, professional training, assessment, and expedition programming in a broad range of adventure sport that includes coastal kayaking, whitewater kayaking, and surf kayaking. At his core, Todd is a teacher, instructor, and coach whose focus is on creating highly differentiated and fun learning experiences for any ability level, both on and off the water. He is one of only four North Americans to successfully assess as a British Canoe Union (BCU) Level 5 Coach Sea and is an American Canoe Association (ACA) L5 Advanced Open Water Instructor Trainer Educator, ACA L4 Whitewater Instructor Trainer and ACA L4 Surf Kayak Instructor. Todd serves as an instructor educator for SOLO Wilderness Medicine where he works with diverse groups including, the armed forces. In collaboration with SOLO, he continues to develop discipline specific content such as, the Wilderness First Aid H2O. Additionally, Todd earned his Master’s Degree in Education and is currently working toward a second Master’s Degree in Performance Coaching at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Beyond paddlesport, he holds awards in the ski, climbing, and mountain biking disciplines. Todd is a team paddler for P&H Kayak and Werner Paddles and an ambassador for Kokatat. Kayaking and adventure sport have afforded Todd the opportunity to paddle, climb, ride, and ski throughout North America, South America, Africa, and Europe. He feels it’s a privilege to be present whenever and wherever learning is happening.