I first met Ted Keyes on a multi-day Main Salmon paddling trip with SUPtheMag. We instantly became friends...but I think that's what Ted does; he makes friends with every body. During the whole trip all he really cared about was making sure everyone around him had a good time. He wasn't concerned with stomping lines and being in the spotlight. The SUP Squatch was his weapon of choice and he'd comically guide paddlers through the rapids on the giant board. Ted loves paddling and he does everything he can to share that love and experience with others. Which is why we are so excited to have him as our new NorthWest sales rep. Everything he does, he does for the love and we know he wouldn't be with us if he didn't believe in us as a company.
"I'm stoked to join the Badfish SUP family. No other SUP brand has been as dedicated to the growth of the sport as Badfish. Zack Hughes has been consistently shaping the future of the sport from the beginning. Mike Harvey has fielded the most competitive team of athletes that provide the most authentic marketing the sport has to offer. Luke Hopkins has consistently upgraded and evolved the materials and processes of the product to withstand use and abuse that not only exceeds the industry standards, but also raises that bar even higher.So, I'm humble and grateful for the opportunity to be representing Badfish SUP in the outdoor market" -Ted Keyes
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Ted now calls Twin Falls, Idaho his home. He holds a Masters Degree (M.A.) in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and has his Bachelors of Science from Colorado State University. Ted's a paddling OG, he can't remember the time before he was paddling rivers. He was an early canoeist, then raft guide, kayaker, kayak instructor at Colorado state university, and WW kayak competitor. He's been a sales rep in the industry since 1997; so the man knows what he's doing! -Brittany Parker