Jay Gitomer is the owner-operator of Blue World Paddlesports and the founder of Babes with Blades All-Women, No-Yelling Paddling Events. She is an ACA Level 3 Coastal Kayak Instructor, BCU UKCC Level 1 Paddlesports Coach, and BCU 4-Star Leader. She is known for her creative, fun approach to training. Jay runs the paddleboard club Baltimore Boards, is a former coordinator of the Chesapeake Paddlers Association, and volunteers with Team River Runner to help wounded service people. Jay also sits on the Advisory Committee of the Safety Education and Instruction Council of the American Canoe Association.