Over the past 25 years, I was an athletic director and teaching full-time while developing Tremolo part-time. During that time, I have hand-crafted well over 1,200 cherry and black walnut cruising paddles (although quite a few are also displayed as art!). I have also been certified as a paddling instructor both in Canada and the United States. Each of my paddles takes seven to eight hours to craft by hand. I truly enjoy the process and the required patience it takes to complete a paddle. Each paddle has a bit of me in it.