1099 Empire Boulevard    Rochester, New York 14609    (585)288-2830

BayCreek Management

Ken Altfather


  • CEO
  • Head SUP Instructor
  • Kayak Instructor
  • Canoe Instructor


One of the founders of BayCreek in 1996, Ken is an avid paddler who's specialties include Surf Skis, SUPs, C2 Canoe Racing and Freestyle Canoeing.  Ken loves getting out on the water  and is always excited to introduce new people to the sport of paddling!



Dave Hulburt


  • Buyer / Manager / Web Design & Marketing
  • Head Kayak Instructor
  • Canoe Instructor
  • Kayak & Canoe Camping Guide


Joining the BayCreek Team with wife Morgan in 2005, Dave loves being outside and loves being on the water!  Dave has worked in the outdoor industry since 1996 doing everything from Ice Climbing/Mountaineering and Backpacking to extended Canoe and Sea Kayak expeditions.  For Dave one of the best things about working for BayCreek is getting to spread his joy of paddling to students and customers.



Morgan Knapp


  • Manager / Group Coordinator
  • Head Nature Guide
  • Kayak Instructor
  • Kayak & Canoe Camping Guide


Morgan Joined BayCreek in 2005 along with husband Dave,  Morgan grew up enjoying the beautiful Adirondack Mountains.  She has hiked up and down the east coast while completing the Appalachian Trail twice (once Northbound and once Southbound). Morgan has a passion for canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding and loves sharing that passion with BayCreek.



BayCreek Shop Staff

Christian Holland


  • Customer Service
  • Social Media Marketing


Christian has joined the BayCreek family in 2017 after a recent return from the Florida Keys where she studied Eco-tourism, Marine Biology, and developed a love for paddling. Although still adjusting to our NY temperatures, Christian especially loves how kayaking brings her closer to wildlife without disturbing the environment.



Daria Stacy


  • Customer Service


This is Daria's first summer at BayCreek paddling center. She loves being out on the water and her favorite time of day is right after the sun goes down. Daria grew up on Lake Ontario and since has developed a passion for the outdoors and environmental studies.


BayCreek Rental Staff

Pat Frech


  • Senior Rental Associate


Patrick has been at BayCreek since 2007. He enjoys Sea kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding.  In addition to paddling Pat also loves to hike and has the goal of becoming an ADK 46'er by 2020.



Jacob "Twiggs" Berry


  • Rental Associate


BayCreek welcomed Jacob "twiggs" Berry aboard in 2011,  jacob loves the outdoors and enjoys just exploring. Jacob does a variety of activities ranging from hiking and camping to kayaking and kayak racing.


Brad Jones


  • Rental Associate / Shuttle Driver


Brad Has been a member of the BayCreek gang since 2013, ...



Forest Hulburt


  • Rental Associate?


BayCreek welcomed Forest to the family in 2014.  Currently Forest enjoys sitting in the bow of the canoe and occasionally dragging his paddle in the water (we're working on that one).  Don't be surprised if Forest hands you a life jacket to get you started on your rental!



BayCreek Instructors & Guides

Nathan Reynolds


  • SUP Instructor / Sales Associate


Nate Has been a member of the BayCreek gang since 2011, ...



Jeff Berry


  • Kayak Instructor / Sales Associate


Jeff Has been a member of the BayCreek gang since 2010, ...



Jim Mallory


  • BayCreek Racing Team Coach / Fitness Kayak Instructor


Jim Has been a member of the BayCreek gang sine 2010, ...



Dan Theil


  • Kayak Instructor


Dan Has been a member of the BayCreek gang since 2013, ...



Lynne Staropoli Boucher


  • SUP Yoga Instructor
  • SUP Fitness Instructor


Lynne has been a member of the BayCreek gang since 2014 and a certified RYT since 2012.  Lynne's specialties are power vinyasa yoga, yoga for athletes and SUP yoga.



Sherry Kessler


  • SUP Yoga Instructor


Sherry has been a member of the BayCreek gang since 2014 and a certified RYT since 2007. Sherry's specialties include yoga therapeutics, vinyasa flow yoga, yoga for athletes and SUP yoga.

BayCreek Kids Kamp Counselors

Kevin Killigrew


  • Kids Kamp Counselor


Kevin has been a member of the BayCreek gang since 2016, ...



Julia Wiseman


  • Kids Kamp Counselor


Julia has been a member of the BayCreek gang since 2016, ...



BayCreek Alumni Staff

Jeff Buchman


Nena Vandebroek


Megan Feeney


Lynne Fahy


Alex King


Mike Peet


Winona Brown