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Meet the Staff!

Matt Bishop

Job Title: The Boss
Matt Bishop is a L4 kayak coach who started his paddling career in K1 racing on the Coventry canal 33 years ago! After a few years abroad Matt became a qualified BCU instructor in 1995, worked freelance on the 100 Mile Canoe Test for a few years & took up full time teaching in the paddling industry in 2001. He is also a L3 Open Canoe & Sea Kayak coach & enjoys whitewater river running, teaching youngsters, coastal touring & generally mucking about in the sea.
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Jenna Sanders

Job Title: Head Coach
Jenna has been working for CKT for 8 years, starting out as a freelance coach, and then going full time to help Matt as we expanded. She's our resident open canoe specialist, and is working towards her Level 5 coach award, but can also be found paddling white water kayak, sea kayak, and playing polo on a regular basis.
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Kieron Taylor

Job Title: Shop Manager
Kieron joined the team in spring 2014 from a varied background covering both Outdoor Instruction and Retail Management. He is a UKCC Level 2 Coach with a couple of 4 Star Awards and a raft guide ticket. A very keen paddler he takes every chance to get out - so if hes not in the shop - he's probably on the river!

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Yannig Lenoir

Job Title: Coaching & Maintenance
Yannig has been paddling canoe and kayak for a number of years now, having started in canoe in and progressed to include kayak. He enjoys all aspect of canoeing, white water and sea kayaking. He is also our outfitting and repairs specialist, from plastic welding to fitting thwarts and extra seats he does it all. Yannig is also a level 2 coach and is currently working towards his 4* canoe.
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