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Dana Griepentrog
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Dana Griepentrog

Growing up with a natural affinity for water near Lake Michigan, I was resolved in kindergarten to grow up and become a swimming teacher/dolphin. That didn’t happen, so I'm happily working here instead!

I started lazily paddling a canoe with her family while camping at Crystal Lake in northern Wisconsin. However, my love for paddling began to burn a heck of a lot brighter when she studied abroad in Ireland at the University of Limerick. There, I joined an epic kayaking club that took me on whitewater trips to the kinds of places that open your eyes wide and make you tremble with joy. 

After graduating from UW-Eau Claire, I returned to Ireland to reside for a year — working at a cafe and living by the sea. There, I learned to surf and went on her first overnight sea kayak trip past the Cliffs of Moher.

Now I have moved back to Wisconsin and hope to start discovering my home state in a new light; by paddling it’s rivers and surfing it’s shores. 

Outside of paddling, I love everything Irish (I was previously an Irish dancer for 12 years)...traveling...running...an array of music...and aspire to live in a tiny home on a piece of land  — near some water, of course!

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