About Us

Liz and Dallas

Combined Liz Wilhelm and Dallas Smith have over 15 years of experience working in the Adventure Industry. Their work and travels have taken them all across the country including the Everglades, Hawaii, the Grand Canyon, and currently the Point Reyes National Seashore (CA) just to name a few. Both work for Blue Waters Kayaking in California, and have had the honor of training their customers and staff members since 2011.

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Elizabeth Wilhelm is a Lead Guide/ Instructor at Blue Waters Kayaking, a certified Wilderness First Responder and Leave No Trace Master Educator through the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor and a Level 1 Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor through the American Canoe Association as well as certified in Swift Water Rescue through Sierra Rescue.  She is also a certified a Yoga Instructor with over 10 years of massage experience.

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Dallas Smith is the Operations Manager and a Lead Guide/ Instructor for Blue Waters Kayaking, a certified Wilderness First Responder and a Leave No Trace Master Educator through the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Level 4 Open Ocean Kayak Instructor and a Level 1 Stand Up Paddle Board Instructor through the American Canoe Association, as well as certified in Swift Water Rescue through Sierra Rescue. He is also an avid photographer, brewer of many drinks, and Operations Manager of Blue Waters Kayaking.

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Gila VanKamp is our adventure mascot and HR department.  She loves to stand up paddle board, kayak, raft, chase the mountain bike, camp, and sleep.

 All photography on this site is provided by Dallas Smith