Stephen has always had a love for the outdoors. He found his true love of kayaking and rock climbing during his years in college.
Starting his paddling career in 2014 with GMIT Castlebar he knew he wanted to excel in this area.
After just two years he was running the kayak and canoe club in GMIT, taking the students to new rivers and bringing them to kayak competitions the other end of Ireland.
After spending his time in Castlebar he moved to Kerry where he continued to push himself on bigger and bolder rivers and in his free time taking people out on the scenic rivers of Kerry.
Stephens passion for paddling is only rivalled by his love of teaching.
After spending some time paddling the coast of Ireland, he decided to share the awe-inspiring views that Ireland has to offer and open up a paddling centre with his partner Emily in the beautiful location of Cahersiveen.