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Active Duty Squad
CO: Clinton Warren Cimring
XO: Samantha Dishman
Squad Leader: Caitlin Crook
Bringing up the Rear
Erinn Tackett Allen
Holly Whitford, PT
Kim Burgess Spring
Dr. Jene Kapela
Clinton Warren Cimring, CO
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 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.
Aaron O’Connell, POG Squad Member
Aaron O’Connell is an executive board member and management consultant for CWC Consulting. Previously, Aaron was founder and President of AOfitness, where he served as a personal trainer and life coach for five years, focusing on the necessary alignment of psychological and environmental factors to help his clients achieve their goals. During that time, he authored the book “Personal Trainer for A Year” to assist his clients in sustaining results through self-study and effective practices. Aaron is also a professional body-builder and an IFBB Physique Pro.
Holly Whitford, PT, Grunt Squad Member
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.
Chelsea Mooney, POG Squad Member
Chelsea is a Board Member and animal advocate. She manages two locations for Pucci & Catana Luxury Pet Boutique.
Kim Spring, POG Squad Member
Kim is a Board Member tour guide and currently volunteers for the American Heart Association.
Chris Woodruff, Grunt Reservist
Chris is a professional paddler, ACA (American Canoe Association) certified instructor, and the CEO and founder of Paddles by the Sea.