Troy has UK Qualified Teacher Status and spent his final 10 years in secondary education as Head of Mathematics at Harrow International School, Beijing. He is a Water Skills Academy (WSA) SUP Adventure Guide, a trainer for the WSA and a Director of SUP Hire (Thailand) Co., Ltd. based in Kanchanaburi. Two hours from Bangkok, the company works with many of the international schools in Bangkok, has close links with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Kanchanaburi Province local government. With more than 20 years of Duke of Edinburgh International Award experience, leadership of school expeditions, qualification as an Emergency First Responder Instructor and a lifetime of watersports experience (sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP)), he is strongly placed to advise on SUP learning, journeys and activities and the integration of SUP into Outdoor Education Programmes. When he is not stand up paddleboarding, Troy enjoys the subtleties and challenges of learning to read and write in Thai as well as trying to keep in shape for the physical challenges that long journeys present!