Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson, partners in Kayak Ways, travel all over the world, spreading good news about the traditional paddling and rolling skills of the Inuit seal catchers of Greenland. Both Cheri and Turner have competed in the Greenland National Kayaking Championships in events ranging from individual rolling to individual and relay kayak races.
With more than 30 collective years of paddling, rolling, and teaching experience, Cheri and Turner are in demand worldwide. They have been fortunate to share their knowledge and experience at events, classes, and demonstrations from New Zealand and Australia to Norway; from British Columbia to Patagonia; from the United Kingdom to Italy.
Cheri is widely regarded as one of the best kayak rollers on the planet, and is a remarkable and innovative instructor. Turner is one of those rare kayakers outside of Greenland who began paddling with a traditional blade; he delights in spreading enthusiasm for these spirited paddling tools and techniques.
Together, they have given numerous presentations relating to Greenlandic culture and kayak technique, as well as skin on frame kayak construction. They have created two very well-received and critically acclaimed DVDs on rolling technique. In their little spare time, they keep an online store that supports the gear they use, from kayaks and paddles to garments specifically tailored to their paddling ways.
For the past seven years, Cheri and Turner have been living in and renovating a 150 year old barn frame in Brownfield, Maine, that is now the center of their water and snow lives in those rare periods when they are not on the road. Both have active yoga practices, are always anticipating the next snow fall, and paddle and surf the New England coast and beyond as often as their days permit.