Meet the Team
Maggie Hogan has represented her country at 23 World Championships across 5 different paddling sports, making her one of the most capable multi-discipline athletes in the US.
Her current mission of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has been a success and a fantastic culmination of an impressive career.
A Pan-American and Canoe Sprint World Championship medalist, and Olympian, Maggie has proven herself on the international stage.
With a background in business (MBA and a degree in Bio-Psychology) as well as her impressive paddling skill set, Maggie brings balance to the Paddle California coaching group.
Since achieving an Olympic Final in 2008, Michele Eray has spent the last 8 years travelling the world in search of challenging surfski races and beautiful places.
Mixing it up to stay fresh, she has won World Championships medals in 5 paddling sports, culminating in winning the ICF SurfSki World Champs in 2013. Her background in sports therapy (BSc (Hons) Biokinetics) and coaching (ICF Level 3) led her to the US and a role with USA Canoe Kayak as High Performance Director.
In the beginning of 2016, she turned her focus to coaching, and in August went on to become Team USA 2016 Olympic Coach. Her coaching philosophy involves trying to get the most out of her athletes while teaching them to maximize their abilities, and spreading the stoke of paddle sports across the globe.