The Team


Kevin Williams
Kevin has been kayaking for over 30 years, first on the river, then on the sea. He is a Level 4 (old system) river coach and a Level 3 (new system) sea kayak coach, which is now called Performance Coach. He is also an Advanced Sea Kayak Leader, formerly known as 5* Leader. Basically, he can deal with anything. Kevin is proud to have been trained by Gordon Brown of Skyak Adventures, and Doug Cooper at Glenmore Lodge, where he occasionally works as part of the team.

He has been kayaking all over the world including Austria, Nepal, India, Greece, USA, New Zealand and of course all over Scotland. He is well known for his excellent camping cuisine made from scratch with fresh ingredients.


Janni Diez
Janni has been sea kayaking for 7 years mainly around Skye and Lochalsh but has dipped her paddle into the sea in Greece and New Zealand as well as on the occasional river. She is Sea Kayak Leader, aka 4* Leader, and UKCC Level 2 Sea Kayak Coach. Janni is also a qualified PE teacher, mountain leader and climbing wall instructor.

Being a Gaelic speaker, she loves interpreting the names of skerries, islands and other places we see when we’re out. She can coach in Gaelic and German as well as English.