Robin Pope

Robin lives in western North Carolina where he works as physician assistant. His medical interests include allergy and asthma management, injury prevention and wilderness medicine. Robin is certified by the American Canoe Association as an instructor trainer educator in swiftwater rescue (level 5), river kayaking (level 5) and prone paddling (level 3); and as an instructor in coastal kayaking (level 2) and canoeing (level 1). He has served as chair of ACA’s Safety Education and Instruction Council and as president of ACA’s Board of Directors, and currently serves as vice chair of ACA’s Board.

Robin represents paddlers and the ACA to the USA’s National Boating Safety Advisory Council, the National On-Water Standards program, and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Education Standards Panel. He also serves as the paddle sport specialist for BSA’s Sea Scouting program. Finally, he is a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and was recently appointed Branch Chief of the USCG Auxiliary’s AUXPAD Afloat paddling program. Robin is an ITRA Level 3A Swiftwater Instructor.