Operations Manage, Marketing
In 2002, Maddie was done running circles on the track team and decided to give paddling a try…there was no turning back. Growing up at Newport Aquatic Center (NAC) under the likes of Billy Whitford and Sam Couch she received experience in flatwater kayaking, outrigger, standup paddling, coaching and general boat awareness. NAC is where she also met Johnny and started to work on the branding for Puakea Designs. From there her role at Puakea Designs has grown into a lot of different things, but Johnny will tell you she is the boss. With a background in graphic designer, Maddie has helped bring to life the Puakea Designs brand and lifestyle over the past few years. Her favorite thing about the paddling lifestyle is the ohana, plus the opportunity to share the aloha and the sport of paddling with those all over the world through Puakea Designs.