Donald Urmston has been kayaking for more than 18 years. He enjoys all types of kayaking from quiet water to sea kayaking, and loves to share his passion for kayaking with newcomers to the sport. He is a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club and he leads kayak outings and gives kayak lessons for the club. He has owned over 30 kayaks throughout the years and is constantly buying, selling, testing and researching kayaks. Donald gives presentations on how to get started kayaking to audiences all over the Hudson Valley. He has paddled the Hudson River from Albany to Manhattan and is currently working on section-paddling the entire Erie Canal and circumnavigating Mount Desert Island in Maine. When he is not kayaking, he teaches business management as a full-time instructor at Orange County Community College in Middletown, NY.