May 18, 2016


Did you know that we are 100% Volunteer-Based? All of our Staff Members are Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering please click here!

Active Duty Squad

CO: Clinton Warren Cimring

XO: Samantha Dishman

Bringing up the Rear

Erinn Tackett Allen

Holly Whitford, PT

Kim Burgess Spring

Thais Galliani

Dr. Jene Kapela

Lori LeBeau


Clinton Warren Cimring, CO

Clinton Cimring

Clinton Warren Cimring

Founder of Salty Dog Paddle, Clinton Cimring is a well-known philanthropist, animal rights activist and advocate, and TV spokesperson and OIF / OEF US Marine Corps Veteran. He currently services on the Boards of several South Florida charities including Tri-County Animal Rescue, ANA Art, Discrimination Free Zone, CWC Consulting and the Verhaeghe Family Foundation. Clinton was one of the first people in the USA to SUP while he was stationed at Camp Pendleton while he served in the USMC in 2004. He is now a sponsored pro paddler and SUP surfer and a true Salty Dog himself.

Erinn Tackett Allen, Drill Instructor

Erinn Tackett

Erinn Tackett

Erinn Tackett is the daughter of celebrity dog trainer Tom Tackett and joined their team of trainers in 2008 leading the South Florida facilities. Tackett Service Dogs, Inc. has been recognized by the “Wounded Marine Semper Fi Fund”, “Wounded Warrior Battalion”, “Wounded Warrior Project” and the “Patriotic Service Dog Foundation”. Erinn is married to combat-injured US Marine Veteran Carter Allen and is a true Salty Dog herself.


Holly Whitford, PT, Grunt Squad Member

Holly Whitford

Holly Whitford

Holly is a Board Member for Salty Dog and pro paddler of 10 years. She also works full time as a Physical Therapist at Saylor Physical Therapy.


Kim Spring, POG Squad Member

Kim Spring

Kim Spring

Kim is a Board Member tour guide and currently volunteers for the American Heart Association.

Chris Woodruff, Grunt Reservist

Chris Woodruff

Chris Woodruff

Chris is a professional paddler, ACA (American Canoe Association) certified instructor, and the CEO and founder of Paddles by the Sea.