Anneliese Poetz

Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Born and raised in a small town near the beach in Ontario, I love the water. I didn't discover kayaking until university when, to celebrate the end of the season, my ultimate frisbee team and I took a 3-day kayaking/camping trip to Massassauga (not to be confused with Mississauga) in Northern Ontario. Since then, I look for any opportunity to kayak in exotic places like: Hawai'i, Florida and Alaska.

Growing up with an engineer for a father, figuring out innovative solutions to problems became second nature. Now, I do this for my job and I love it.