The ACA would like to thank Director of Safety Education, Instruction & Outreach Jeremy Oyen for his years of service at the ACA National Office.
Jeremy has recently accepted a position with REI's Outdoor School.
Jeremy’s diverse background includes: canoe guide in Canada, Outdoor Retail Store Manager, and Director of Cleveland Metroparks Institute of the Great Outdoors. Jeremy joined the ACA Staff as Director of the SEI Department in 2006. He holds the following ACA certifications:
- ITE Level 3: Coastal Kayaking
- IT Level 4: Open Water Coastal Kayaking
- IT Level 3: River Canoeing
- IT Level 2: Essentials of Canoe Touriung
- IT Adaptive Paddling
- Instructor Level 3: River Kayak
It is with excitement, nervousness and a bit of sadness that I send you this letter to let you know that my tenure with the ACA National Office is coming to a close. I have accepted a position with REI to fill the role of Curriculum and Training Specialist for REI. The past 5 years has been an excellent example of what we can do when we work together. A great deal has been done through the combined efforts of the instructors in the field, the SEIC and the National Office Staff. This is clearly evident when you look at the courses and resources that have been produced and are available to paddlers of all abilities and levels. Please know that I will continue to support the ACA in any way possible and hope to continue the friendship with each of you on a personal and professional level. I welcome any and all correspondence with you via email or in‐person. Thanks and I hope to see you out on the water! Jeremy