Jon Totten

Founder, Executive Director, Instructor

Jon was born and raised in Wisconsin where fell in love with the great outdoors as a young boy.  He headed west to Idaho at the age of 18 in search of a higher education and a career in the wilderness.  Idaho’s vast mountains, rivers, and lakes didn’t let him down.  Upon graduation from the University of Idaho, Jon became a professional outdoor educator with the North Idaho College Outdoor Pursuits program where he spent 12 years leading countless adventures and falling deeply in love with sailing.  Jon would eventually earn his US Coast Guard Captain’s license and leave the college to work as a professional sailor piloting boats in the San Juan Islands of Washington state and throughout the Caribbean Sea.  

Jon has returned to North Idaho with the intention of creating therapeutic sailing opportunities for EVERYONE.  “Boat rides make people feel better; but not everyone has access.  I’m gonna fix that.  I”m gonna give it away.”

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