T.J. Turner

TJ-TurnerT.J. is the Outdoor Recreation Specialist with the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission. He previously served as the Education and Outreach Coordinator and member of the Safety, Education, and Instruction (SEI) Department with the American Canoe Association. He works with the Youth Programs Coordinator at CCPRC for Summer Camp Program operations, helps create outdoor opportunities for youth and adults in the greater Charleston area, and has written, operated, and managed a number of successful US Coast Guard Grant opportunities for the ACA focused on instructor development, under-served youth and community participation in paddlesports. 

Since April 2011, T.J. has been pursuing paddlesports professionally as an employee of Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission, a member of the ACA National Office, and as a team rider and product developer for Bishop Boards. He is currently an Instructor Trainer for SUP and a multi-disciplined instructor with the ACA.