Meet the iROCKER Brand Ambassadors
Background: My name is Nelly and I’m a medical assistant that’s extremely passionate about the outdoors and adventuring. On my days off, or after work, I usually spend most of my time outside, between paddle boarding, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, cliff jumping or just relaxing in a hammock somewhere by the water. I always try to live life to the fullest and get the most that I can out of my days. I’m currently using the iRocker all around 11’ by 32” board, which I absolutely love. Paddle boarding is definitely one of my favorite activities because at the end of my busy work day, I get on my board and nothing else matter, it helps me unwind and truly appreciate everything that I have. You can find me and my adventures on
Name: Kayla Elizabeth Durden
Background: Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors (Hicks Honors Program) from the University of North Florida in December 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a minor in Spanish (3.85 GPA). Received the Noel Zabriskie Outstanding Marketing Graduate Award for the 2015-2016 academic year. Since graduating, I am currently competing on the WSL World Qualifying Series. These events allow me to expand my social media reach as well as travel and see the world. My ultimate goal is qualification on the WCT.
- Quarterfinals – Shoe City Women’s Pro QS 1000 (Huntington Beach, CA) – 2016
- 2nd – Corona Extra Pro (Rincon, Puerto Rico) – 2016
- 1st – US Assure Women’s Pro (Jacksonville Beach, FL) – 2016
- 1st – National Kidney Foundation Women’s Pro (Cocoa Beach, FL) – 2016
- 1st- Corona Extra Pro (Rincon, Puerto Rico)- 2017
Name: Kelly Roeleveld
Background: Hi! I’m Kelly, a Dutch travel and adventure blogger with a love for outdoor action sports like snowboarding, wakeboarding and of course SUP! I fell in love with sup last summer when I tried it for the first time. Like all outdoor sports I find it so calming to be out amongst nature and the beauty this planet has to offer. With SUP its nice to do things in your own pace. One minute I’ll be paddling and the next I’ll have a little sunbade enjoying my surroundings. My board of choice is the iROCKER CRUISER 10’6″ x 33″. It’s really stable so it allows me to try a bit of yoga and chill out while still being fast if I need it to be. If you’d like to check out my SUP adventures feel free to give me a follow on instagram.
Name: Chasten Whitfield
Instagram/ Facebook: @chastenation
Background: My name is Chasten Whitfield. I work to help disadvantaged kids forget their troubles for one day, as well as to share the joys of fishing with elementary and middle school kids. Fishing is the tool I use to reach out to kids and get them to open up about daily troubles, talk about doing what’s right, and learn that we were all given two hands — one to help ourselves and another to help others. I give kids a chance to experience fishing through my foundation — Chastenation (a group of friends who support the work I do for children). In their day-to-day lives, some of the kids I work with fight for their lives, but on the days they are with me, they only have to fight a fish. The fish don’t care if they’re tall, skinny, a girl or a boy — fish don’t judge. Last year, I met a 5-year-old with spina bifida at a fish camp. While we were fishing off a pier, he told me that he had never caught a fish or been in a boat before. I told him I was so sure he would catch a fish off the pier that I would take him in my boat after he caught a fish. Well, my little friend Easton caught 12 snapper that day! I borrowed a friend’s boat (so that Easton’s wheelchair would fit), and I took him fishing in the boat. That day changed the rest of my life. I am extremely excited to have been accepted to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). While there, I plan to pursue a degree in TV and Film Production, with a minor in Advertising. Also, while attending SCAD, I have committed to being a member of the school’s women’s bass fishing team. There are many skills I hope to develop during my studies at SCAD. For example, I want to be able to tell the stories of the kids I help, capturing their stories in videos and photographs. My career aspirations and ultimate desired impact would be to have all kids treated the same, with each getting an opportunity to do what makes them happy. I hope to achieve my goal of owning and hosting my own fishing show focused on kids’ fishing, thereby joining both my education at SCAD and my love of fishing. The goals of these fishing trips are to help them forget their troubles for one day, enjoy some time on the water and experience the excitement of reeling in their own catch. My YouTube videos help tell their stories so that we can share in their journeys in life, what they have gone through and what they love to do, as well as show viewers how these experiences are so much more than “just fishing.” So, aside from my schoolwork, I stay very involved helping special-needs children, fishing in tournaments and donating my winnings to children’s charities, and helping middle school students stay on track and do what’s right. That’s the legacy I want to leave the world. Someday, I hope people will remember me as Chasten Whitfield, the woman who made a positive difference in the lives of many children.
Name: Sabastion Mann
Background: Hey Guys! I’m Basti from Germany. Most of my time i spend outdoor and enjoy what nature has given to us. This combined with all types of action sports => happy me! For example on my snowboard, a wakeboard, biking or relax on my SUP. The time i spend on my SUP is pure relaxing… a short break to enjoy nature and forget all around me, just to recharge my inner batteries. I own a iROCKER Cruiser 10’6“ x 33“ and its perfect for the things i do on the water. If you are curious about my adventures, feel free to follow me on Instagram. :)“
Name: Chuck Lepley
Background: Hi guys, I’m Chuck Lepley. I’m a Colorado native and self-taught photographer who enjoys capturing the beauty of the outdoors. I’m also a rock climber, mountain biker, fisherman and self-proclaimed adventure addict. Always on a mission to explore, I spent 2016 pursuing my dream of traveling the world with my wife. We lived in a van in New Zealand for 6 weeks, traveled North America in an RV for 6 months, backpacked through Europe for 6 weeks, and lived in Hawaii for 2 months. Now, back in the real world, I’m a marketing executive who loves startups and building great brands. I have the iRocker Cruiser and love getting out on the water on the weekends as much as possible. It’s great to be able to paddle on a lake or travel down a river and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. If you’d like to follow my adventures, you can find me on Instagram at instagram.com/chucklepley.
Name: Jackie Nourse
Background: I’m Jackie, founder and host of The Budget-Minded Traveler, an award-winning blog, podcast, and community designed to encourage and equip US-Americans to travel overseas. I also organize and host adventure trips and retreats for my audience, lead mentorship programs for women, and blog about adventure travel and lifestyle at Traveling Jackie. I am a four-time study abroad alum, linguist, polyglot (five languages and counting), and serial expat. When I’m not traveling the world, you can find me exploring the mountain trails and lakes of Montana, my favorite place to call home. I have an All-Around 11’ board and it is one of my happiest places in Big Sky Country.