Alex Lanz


Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest; Alex has come to think of the term “fair weather” as somewhat droll when it excludes precipitation or even a casual gale force wind.  Paddle sports was a natural progression of a love affair with all things water which AlderCreek has nurtured into a life style.  Canoe, Kayak or Paddleboard – he can commonly be found paddling around when he isn’t sliding sideways down a mountain or elbows deep in a garden.

Coaching and guiding are becoming a true passion of Alex’s as he progresses with BCU/PNA certifications.  Dynamic water is quickly becoming his favorite classroom, though you can also often find him in the shop sharing his experiences, successes and learning process of his own.

Alex has sights set on several multi-day trips in the straights of the San Juan Islands this summer.  There’re also several unchecked bucket list items including “Kayak a waterfall” and “Dance in a rock garden” which are fueling a thirst for technical and tactical improvement.