Justin Menasco Cascade Kiteboarding
Molly Kissinger Cascade Kiteboarding
Britney Todd Cascade Kiteboarding
Alex Thon Cascade Kiteboarding
Katie Noblett Kiteboarding
Bri Hersch

Tonia Farman

Owner & GM : Seattle, now Hood River
Tonia started Cascade Kiteboarding in 2007 after conducting kite nights for girls around the Gorge to inspire her girlfriends to kite. After getting certified, she bought a jet ski to teach with and the rest is history. She continues to lead CKB built on the principles of safety, progression and fun through personal instruction. Tonia also runs Kiteboarding 4 Cancer, inspiring people to find empowerment & life-renewal through kiteboarding.

Blaine Baker

School Manager & Head Trainer : Park City, Utah
Blaine is like your first cup of great coffee in the morning - invigorating! Having started with Cascade in 2011 after taking the IKO Instructor Course with Tonia and her team, he continues to charm and has been back every summer since. Blaine is a traveling enthusiast always on the hunt for cultural immersion and the best kiteboarding locations. He is passionate about improving his kiteboarding skills and helping students get to the next level.

Matt Thames

Coach : Hood River, Oregon
Matty is one of the most stoked people you will come into contact with. He has never lost that magical feeling since first learning to kite. From Matty himself: "What amazes me the most is how many different types of people can get together at the beach and instantly become friends. It is as if the feeling we share is a common ground to base an entire sport upon. As the kite boarding family grows strong, I feel honored to do my part to keep the magic alive."

Lindsay McClure

Coach & Reservations : Hood River, Oregon
Lindsay is a proud Oregonian who has been kiteboarding for over six years and coaching for three. She spends her winters traveling the globe while teaching Literature and Media Productions with the World Class Kiteboard Academy. You will most likely talk with Lindsay on the phone if you are booking lessons. You may also see her competing at the Triple S Event in Hatteras or Huckfest in Rufus, Oregon.

Justin Menasco

Coach : Hood River, Oregon
Justin is a regional team rider for Slingshot kites and can't help but share his STOKE! For kiting. For over 10 years he has experienced endless summer leaving his Hood River home every fall to fuel his passion and share it w others as a professional coach in other lands such as Mexico and Florida. Justin has worked for Cascade for 3 summers. You may experience an immense calm with Justin as your instructor.

Molly Kissinger

Coach: Hood River, Oregon
Molly, a veteran kiteboarder and instructor, loves to teach people how to kiteboard.  Her teaching style utilizes her experience as yoga and wellness provider for more than 20+ years to facilitate safety and independence in the sport.  She and her family split their year between Hood River, OR and LaVentana, B.C.S., Mexico.  


Britney Todd

Coach: Hood River, Oregon
Britney has been a kite coach for the past 8 years, traveling both internationally and across the country to teach. Growing up in Hood River, OR, she is well immersed in the wind scene and strives to help students reach their goals and understanding in kiteboarding.


Alex Thon

Coach: Bellingham, WA
Outside of kiteboard instruction, Alex is a knowledge-seeking enthusiast who has found the importance of being as multi-dimensional as possible. He carries out his passion through international travel and interacting with different perspectives. Alex likes to live in his van behind our local Safeway.


Katie Noblett

Coach: Newport Beach, CA
Katie is all about adventure and being active. When she's not teaching kiting, you can find her hiking, snowboarding, running or sharing the stoke on the water.  Look for the crazy curly hair and a big smile and you'll find her! 



Brianna Hersch

Coach: New York
Having discover kiteboarding on a make-a-wish trip, Brianna has a contagious passion for life, travel, and the sport. This drive for life is uplifting and inspiring. Hailing from upstate New York, she has followed the wind to pursue her love of kiting and the joy of passing this love onto others.

Aaron Hyatt

Coach: Hood River, Oregon
Aaron has been kiting since 2006. When not kiting he enjoys spending time outside any chance he can get. He's an explorer - whether on a kite, by foot or on a bike. Constantly learning new things, Aaron is currently learning some college lessons in Durango, CO. He loves sharing his passion of kiteboarding with people, and doing my little part to continue the stoke.