Board of Directors

Our Mission

Inland Sea Kayakers (ISK) is an organization of sea kayaking enthusiasts who enjoy paddling, while sharing education and the inspiration and connection provided by being on the water. 

ISK strives to continually benefit its members by:

  • promoting safe sea kayaking through instruction, education, and leadership.
  • encouraging exploration and recreational use of the Great Lakes and smaller bodies of water by scheduling trips throughout the kayaking season.
  • offering instruction, training, and developing leadership.
  • promoting public goodwill and understanding of sea kayaking while fostering its development in Minnesota and adjoining states.
  • encouraging and supporting the conservation of water resources and adjacent lands.

Edge and sweep


Linda White

As President, it is my goal to continue the vibrant history of ISK in the paddling community and make everyone feel welcome! When I met members of ISK at the Traditional Paddlers Gathering in 2019, I knew I found my “tribe” and moved to Saint Paul. The support from this community has been amazing and has led to so many adventures, friendships, and drastically improved paddling skills. For the last two years, I have served as the ISK Secretary. As President, I want to ensure that everyone feels that same camaraderie and can share the joy that comes from being one with your kayak on a paddle. I want to continue the goals of prior Presidents to shape a club that is inclusive, focuses on its members both locally and in other states, encourages new members, and continues to grow, while developing the next generation of paddlers in our ISK family. Life is ticking, where is the next adventure?

Trips Coordinator

Alida Winternheimer

I am constantly inspired by ISK’s members. The spirit of giving to each other and giving back to the club is a constant with this group of paddlers. As Trips Coordinator, my goal is to bring you fun getaways every season. There should be a trip for everyone, regardless of experience. In the spirit of giving back that pervades our club, it’s important to me that we have a trip with a service component so we can give back to our beautiful waterways and the land resources that support us on our  many adventures.

On-water Education

Steve Lindeman

As the ISK On-water Education Coordinator, my goal is to bring opportunities to develop and deepen sea kayaking skills for paddlers of all levels. In 1999, I took an Introduction to Sea Kayaking class and it changed my life. Sea kayaking has had a major influence in every part of my life ever since that winter day in the pool. Now 25 years later, I have a passion for bringing educational opportunities to others. Sea kayaking is an amazing sport and when done properly is a healthy, safe and lifelong endeavor. I love to see others growing and finding the same joy of sea kayaking as it has given to me.

Off-water Education

Open position

If you’d be interested in helping our club serve our members, let any board member know.


Pete Goetsch

The Treasurer position on the ISK Board is charged with maintaining an accurate accounting of the money that flows in and out of ISK.  This includes writing checks, making deposits, and providing the club with a monthly report on income and expenses. Equally, if not more, important is the participation as a member of the Board. We make the decisions that ensure our members a club that actively seeks to provide the best possible kayaking experience.
Pete Goetsch


Robert Antulov

I began dabbling in paddle sports in the mid nineties but then had a long hiatus. I bought my first kayak in 2013 and joined the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) to learn as much as possible from experienced paddlers. I have been paddling regularly ever since. When we moved to MN I was thrilled to find like minded people in ISK. As the ISK secretary I would like to keep members informed of all of the club activities being offered as well as other paddling opportunities in the area. There is a vibrant kayaking community in the Midwest and I’m happy to be part of it.

Help us help you

ISK members are always welcome at Board Meetings. Details are listed on the Events Calendar.

Are you interested in volunteering with ISK? The club wouldn’t exist without its member-volunteers. Do you have suggestions to improve the club or an idea you’d love to implement? Maybe you’re up for some committee work? Would you like to run in the next board election? Or try your hand at being a Board Member-at-Large?

Please reach out to us. Our emails are at the bottom of every page. Click an address and say hello. We’d love to hear from you!