Thinking about the future: Cape Falcon Kayak has a solid customer base, excellent designs, and potential to expand into retail, paddling instruction, kits, and instructional media. There are a lot of directions the business can go from here, but I'm coming to realize that I need to partner with someone to move the business forward. Even before I got sick I pushed way harder than I ever should have, and the new paradigm is going to have to include the novel idea of help! So right now I'm just putting out feelers to explore that idea. I'm looking for someone who is a natural teacher, a passionate paddler, a decent woodworker, and has the creative drive and organizational abilities that make any business successful. (at least 3 of those things) If you think you might be a good fit, get in touch and we can talk. In the farther future, I'll be looking to build a new shop and another small off-grid farm as a home base, or possibly partner with someone with an existing property.
At present, I think it's likely that I'll return to teaching classes late next spring, probably traveling, which affords me the opportunity bring the classes closer to people who weren't formerly able to travel to Oregon, and explore my other passion of visiting and consulting on fledgling off-grid homesteading projects.