Kimberly Dow

Kim Dow brings experience in the corporate, scientific, and academic fields to her role as Chief Academic Officer at USPA. Kim began her career at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, MA as the Education Officer for the High Energy Astrophysics Division. She directed several education and outreach programs for the general public […]

Peter Smith

Peter Smith has over 25 years experience as educator in both the sailing and independent school arenas. He grew up on a small island in Maine and began his sailing career on the Sheepscot River as instructor, coach, and eventually director of the Southport YC junior sailing program. He completed his undergraduate work at the […]


Seu is a whitewater slalom kayaker and a flat-water sprint kayaker. She was inspired by her parents who were whitewater slalom kayakers. Her father is an Olympic gold medalist from the 1992 Olympics. Kayaking is a unique and challenging sport. Most people don’t know that these athletes cross-train through weightlifting and running. Seu is able to travel […]


Seth was inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps and play hockey. He trains and travels all over the world and has had the opportunity to go to France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Philadelphia, and Florida for his sport. He is proud to say that he has competed in the Worlds Selects […]


Ria started out as a recreational whitewater kayaker in 2008 at the age of 6. Her father, who was born in Slovenia, had been a kayaker his whole life so she was very excited to follow in his footsteps. In 2014, her father decided to take Ria and her family to watch the Canoe Slalom World Championships […]


Juan started out racing go carts at 7 years old. Over the years, it became a more serious pursuit. For the past 3 years, Juan has been living in Europe in order to train and compete. Travel is a large part of his training and competing schedule. He has traveled to Ecuador, USA, Colombia, Australia, and almost […]

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