For nearly 30 years, paddling canoes and kayaks has been both passion and profession for Steve Hutton. He began teaching paddlesports in 1988, and over the years has shared his love of all things water with students, staff and Instructor Candidates, as well as his own sons. Steve is the Director of Recreation for Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. He served for many years on the Board of Directors and as President of the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education, and received their Jim Rennie Leadership Award. Steve has also volunteered as a soccer coach, Boy Scout Committee Chair, and as a mentor for high school students. Currently, Steve is an ACA Instructor Trainer Educator for Coastal Kayaking and Essentials of Canoe Touring, and is the Chair of the ACA's Safety, Education and Instruction Council.