Meet Our Team

Sail Schechter

Sail runs the show at Doug’s Watersports as Head Instructor and Manager. He has been kiting for 15 years and teaching for 11. When he’s not teaching for Doug’s, Sail leads annual instructor courses for the International Kiteboarding Organization. He can even be found spearfishing on less windy days.

Cole Rothman

Cole grew up in Hood River, OR. He has been kiting for 8 years with some breaks for travel and school. He also kayaks and fishes. So far, he is the only person to catch a fish at the Doug’s Water Sports location.

Mary Rose Kissinger

Mary Rose spends summers in Hood River, OR, and winters in La Ventana, Mexico. She has been kiting for 5 years and winging for 2 years. Since she started winging, it’s all she’s wanted to do! She rides for Fone and Manera.

Vetea Boersma

Vetea is from Hood River, OR. He has been kiting for 14 years. Even though he’s off the water this season, he’s developing audio coaching for the next generation of rippers. Vetea’s favorite food is any kind of burrito with extra guacamole.

Fred Hope

Fred is from Lyle, WA. He started in watersports with windsurfing in 2008 and moved to kiting in 2015. Fred foils for RideEngine and Slingshot. Even though he specializes in foiling, lately he has been enjoying twin-tipping.