Our CREW

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LYNNE RUDDICK

Founder & Director 
BC Open Water SUP Instructor
RLSS Open Water Life Guard

Lynne set up Ripple Rebels CIC to ensure everyone has access to the physical and mental health benefits of watersports. 

Her vision is that everyone can stand up proud through better access to SUP.  She spent four years in the care system and was adopted at eight years old and understands the importance of opportunities.  She wants Ripple Rebels to create those moments of opportunity. 

Lynne has been exploring open water for more than 25 years as a sailor, scuba diver, kite surfer, swimmer and paddler.  She also has the RYA Dayskipper Qualification.

Lynne is a nurse and works in social innovation, reducing inequalities in access to health and social care.  She is passionate about the strength of community in solving social problems. 

She has also been working on reducing the use of single use plastic through her social enterprise Lose Your Bottle.

DAYNA LOWE

Director
BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

Dayna joined Ripple Rebels this year after meeting the ever inspiring Lynne. Having taken part in activities to do with "Lose Your Bottle" and her love for SUP it seemed like the ideal avenue to explore her passion whilst enabling others to experience the freedom of mind that SUP provides.

Dayna is a busy working mum to 2 girls and now an ultra marathoner. She is a firm believer that you can set your mind to anything you want to achieve and as a realist recognises that we don't all have the opportunities to experience or achieve our goals.

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JO DAVIS

Director

BC Core Coach & Coastal Navigation
BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training
Outdoor First Aid

Jo has worked with young people & vulnerable adults, as well as volunteering to provide SUP sessions to LGBTQ+ young people (alongside Lynne). Ripple Rebels combines causes she cares about with further opportunities to explore SUP & because of this Jo jumped at the chance to be a part of an amazing community project that gives back & passes on our love & knowledge of SUP.

She likes to think of herself as a bit of a REBEL and SUP has had a massive impact on her mental health. It made a definite RIPPLE in her wellbeing for the better.

Jo joined the team to share the ups, the downs, the laughs and the smiles. She loves spending her time and energy on giving back, and says 'smiling is free & I’d love nothing more than for people to join me and the inspiring community to SUP up the love'.

As if Jo isnt already awesome enough she is also a PADI Advanced Open Water diver and PADI Rescue Diver!!

Holly GRIST

Director

BC Sheltered Water Coach
BC Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

Holly has been paddleboarding for 5 years and works in the industry for a local paddleboard and watersports company.

She is sports mad and her competitive nature meant she soon got into SUP racing and more recently SUP polo disciplines, but her real passion is exploring paddle therapy. 

Holly joined the Ripple Rebels team to help enable a community of paddlers to explore a mindful paddling experience and embrace the healing qualities of water whilst reconnecting with nature and enhancing positive emotions and physical wellbeing.

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits”

Happy Paddling : )

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Abbie Orton

Director

BC SUP Inland sheltered water leader

Welfare officer

Abbie had only been in Dorset for 6 months before we all went into lockdown. She decided Sup was a sport she wanted to get into and after lockdown she bought a board and met some amazing people including Lynne, Dayna, Holly and Jo

Abbie grew up in cornwall and is an Ocean lover; surfing, body boarding, sailing and kayaking are her happy place. she helped set up Dorset Sup club, has raced in the GB Sup series and toured the Dorset and Cornwall coast.

Abbie jumped at the chance to be a part of Ripple Rebels as being  on the water amongst her sup family has helped her get through so many challenges. particularly Having experienced a relationship break up whilst running her own very busy IT consultancy company.

Abbie wants to help all people get access to Sup. She wants to promote an understanding about conservation of our Lakes, Rivers and Oceans. She believes everyone should be able to gain access to  blue therapy which can help you build your confidence, (being blind in her left eye, she understands the importance of this), support your mental health and bring you big smiles forever.

Simon webster

Director

Simon, better known as Webbo, has been paddling for over 4 years now. his day job fitness coaching, including aqua fit classes, so it was inevitable that a hobby he loves is on the water in paddle boarding.

Simon has a random selection of hobbies which include cricket, pro wrestling and rock music but it is paddle boarding which he is most happiest doing as he always finds a good paddle is good for the mind and soul.

Simon joined Ripple Rebels because he loves the outreach to the community to encourage anyone to give paddle boarding a try no matter what the background is.  He feels it's important to introduce as many people as possible to the activity that helped him through the pandemic and that he has so much love for.

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Our advisors

emma Timlett

schools engagement advisor

emma is Teacher of PE and Outdoor Education working in a local secondary school. she Proudly supports students to engage in physical activity and leads the Duke of Edinburgh award (bronze, silver and gold) programme across year groups.

she is passionate about access and participation for all in sport. her PE team won a national award from the youth sports trust in 2021 due to celebrate the success of the girls active leaders squad (GALS) which enhances girls participation in sport. she also has experience working with young people with autism and other learning needs.

 

Emma has seen first hand the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity on, in and around the water for young people.  She has Many years experience working at a summer camp in New Hampshire, USA.

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