Meet the Team

All Surf Reston team members have been certified in SUP instruction.

Steve Gurney, Manager

Steve Gurney manages Surf Reston and holds a Level 2 Certification with the American Canoe Association (ACA).  In the winter months, he is an AASI Level 2 Certified Adaptive Snow Board Instructor with Blue Ridge Adaptive Snow Sports based out of Liberty Mountain Resort.

Professionally, Steve is the founder and publisher of Retirement Living SourceBook a resource he founded over 28 years ago, and also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) School of Aging Studies.

Contact Steve if you have questions, comments or would be interested in partnering with Surf Reston at [email protected]


SUP Instructors

Ken Andrews

Ken Andrews is a longtime Reston resident with over a decade of paddling experience.  An experienced kayaker, Ken made the switch to Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and it constantly developing his skills on whitewater and flatwater . . . not to mention paddling with his dog Annebelle!
Ken is an American Canoe Association (ACA) SUP Certification Level 3 Instructor and leads our whitewater courses.

Eric Friedlander

Eric is Level 1 certification with the World Paddle Association. Eric is entering the Army Reserves playing in the band and studying music.

Sabrina Groves

Sabrina is a longtime Reston resident and currently enrolled at Mount Holyoke College. Sabrina holds a Level 1 certification with the World Paddle Association.

Madeline Daum

Madeline is a longtime Reston resident and currently enrolled at the University of Virginia. Madeline holds a Level 1 certification with the World Paddle Association.

Patrick O’Malley

Patrick is a World Paddle Association (WPA) SUP Certification Level 1 Instructor and a student at Virginia Tech.

Will Harvey

Will is a World Paddle Association (WPA) SUP Certification Level 1 Instructor and a student at Colorado State University.


SUP Yoga Instructors

Krissee D’Aguiar

Krissee is an American Canoe Association (ACA) SUP Certification Level 2 Instructor. She first became introduced to yoga and has been practicing since 2000.  Krissee completed 200hr teacher training at East Meets West Yoga Center in 2012. She brings elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine to compliment the therapeutic benefits yoga asana, crafting classes that awaken, stretch and strengthen the body and mind.

Ami Dodd

“As a yoga teacher, I find it’s important to know your intention behind what you are doing; to understand your why.  To go beyond the surface layer of a “goal” and instead tap into your heart’s longing; that inner voice that leads your passion and keeps you moving forward even when your brain is leading you somewhere else.”