Qajaq USA Board Members


Sue Byerly  is a relative newcomer to Greenland paddling. In 2012, a dear friend put a Greenland paddle in her hands and said, “Try this!” It wasn’t long before she was hooked.

A lifelong resident of Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Sue spent many of her childhood summers in a rowboat on the Chester River. After a few years where life kept her away from being on the water, she picked up a used recreational kayak and soon began taking formal sea kayak training. Her enthusiasm and love for kayaking has taken her to such far away places as Georgian Bay, Canada, the Florida Keys, a Manhattan circumnavigation, as well as paddling the endlessly diverse waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva peninsula. Sue is always up for a challenge, whether working towards and achieving the BCU 3* Sea award, exploring the exhilarating world of whitewater kayaking, or pushing her limits on long distance paddling.

Sue began helping out behind the scenes at Delmarva Paddlers Retreat in 2013 and happily pitches in wherever needed. Managing the Qajaq USA online store is a perfect fit for her varied work experience as a bookkeeper, receiving manager, and marketing assistant.


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