Meet Our Awesome Team
Collectively, Delmarva Board Sports has the highest level of credentials on Delmarva. Our guides are certified by the World Paddle Association, US Windsurfing, the American Canoe Association, the Academy of Surf Instructors and Paddle Fit. Our goal is to give you and your group a great time on the water, keep you safe and share the stoke of board sports with you. Be sure to give your guide a shout when you leave that 5 star Trip Advisor review.
George Markopoulos has been a waterman for over 30 years on the Delmarva, Hatteras, Florida, Kauai and on Maui. He is a sponsored team rider, an ACA (American Canoe Association) certified SUP Instructor, WPA Certified SUP Instructor, PaddleFit Level 2 Instructor, ASI Level 3 Certified SUP Instructor and a US Sailing Certified Windsurf Instructor. George also volunteers as the Director for US Windsurfing for the Mid-Atlantic region.
He is an avid lover of the wind, water and waves. All who know him know that “if it’s blowin’, he’s goin’”…windsurfing that is.
Brian Roberts specializes in Saltwater Fly Fishing on his BOTE HD. Brian is one of the Most Successful Fishermen in the World as he has won several fishing tournaments including the 2010 White Marlin Open with his giant 97.5lb White Marlin worth $857,000! He owns and operates White Marlin Outfitters www.whitemarlinoutfitters.com and is a trout unlimited endorsed fishing guide who specializes in saltwater fly fishing excursions.
Brian has teamed up with DELMARVA BOARD SPORTS to offer a SUP Intro to Fishing Camp each week to teach how to fish off your paddleboard. Take SUP to the next level by fishing off your Paddleboard!
Ted Morlock comes to us after a 25 year career with the National Park Service that culminated here on the Delmarva Peninsula as the Chief Ranger for Assateague Island National Seashore. He added stand up paddle boarding to his repertoire of a lifelong love of watersports 6 years ago when he purchased his first SUP from us. Since then he has enjoyed paddle boarding all over the US and introduced dozens of people to SUP for the past 3 years as an instructor. He is a level 2 Paddlefit certified instructor, a health and fitness coordinator, and an EMT. His other interests include fly fishing,hunting and developing his artistic talents as an award winning wood carver.
Kim Schneider began paddle boarding five years ago when her job became extremely stressful and she needed a way to relax away from the office. Kim learned that time on the water on her board allowed her to re-energize and re-create herself. After retiring from her job after 30 years, Kim and her husband moved to the Delaware Shore to enjoy the beautiful waterways and paddle board and kayak their days away. In fact, Kim enjoys paddle boarding so much that she became Paddle Fit Certified and joined the team at Delmarva Board Sport Adventures so she could absorb all that paddle boarding has to offer and pass it on to others. Kim has acquired two paddle boards. One for daily enjoyment and one for yoga. Come to Delmarva Board Sports so that you can experience the joy of paddling as much as Kim.
Michele Hysock helps us out on the phones and in the shop part time. She is the mom of two young adult boys. She started paddle boarding a two years ago because it looked like fun and a week later she purchased her own paddle board. She now enjoys paddle boarding for fun, fitness and relaxation. She enjoys exploring new places to paddle, watching the sun set, wildlife, spending time with her husband and meeting new people.
Michele is a new grand mom. She was blessed with 2 additions this year,Kaiden and Charlotte. She looks forward to sharing her passion on this amazing adventure with you!
Kathy Payne (KP) is a transplant to the beach after retiring from law enforcement in the DC Metropolitan Area. With a BS Degree in Recreational Management and Leisure Studies from George Mason University, she brings her love of all types of water sports to the team. KP says, “there’s nothing better than being out on the water especially paddleboarding with my pups”. You’ll see KP helping out on large group excursions, delivery and logistics.
Kara Neel is our Reservations and Events Coordinator this season! Kara graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Public Affairs and Community Service. She comes to Delmarva Board Sport Adventures with a background in the Non-profit sector. While she enjoyed her time serving the community in a Non-Profit capacity over the past 6 years, Kara was looking to gain experience working for a small, local business that values the importance of customer service and integrity. Now that she is on board with us for the season, Kara hopes to provide customers with a quality board sports experience that they will remember for a life time!
We’ve teamed up with Kelly Roberts this year as our Paddle Board Pilates Instructor. She is a Healthy Living Advocate and the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country.
Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. To reach Kelly’s business, call 302-542-6521.
Meet Dimitra, owner of Dimitra Yoga, (302) 645-9100. Dimitra and her staff of yoga instructors have been teaching SUP yoga for 6 years with Delmarva Board Sports.
Dimitra Yoga offers a wide range of workshops, classes, teacher training, travel adventure and festivals.
If you’d like to try something amazing, join one of SUP yoga classes. We are all students and teachers, every day, in many ways. Yoga helps us get clear on who we are and manifest our truest selves as individuals inside our communities. If a sense of discovery is calling you to deepen your yoga experience, whether your intention is to boost your knowledge or to teach yoga to others, this unique and energized training will guide you on a path of exploration.
Tom Lepak has been sailing and windsurfing for over 30 years. He particularly loves flat water sailing, especially ‘old school’ planning freestyle, long board racing, and is now learning to use a slalom board. He also really enjoys light wind freestyle. In (approximately) 1997 Tom began teaching windsurfing for ABKBoardSports in the US East Coast and Texas, and the last two years teaching winters in the Bonaire with ABK. For 5 years Tom worked as an equipment technician and instructor for Vela Resorts in Aruba. Tom and his wife moved from central NY to Delaware in 2011 and love it here. Tom started working for Delmarva in 2012.