Ivan Stiefel

Cheat Mountain Intensive Instructor

Ivan is a Brower Youth Award recipient and former literature teacher at World Class Kayak Academy. He received a B.A. in English and Philosophy with honors from West Virginia University. His keen navigation skills are invaluable during our Cheat Mountain Intensive classes located on our Cheat Mountain Campus, which doubles as Ivan and Maureen’s off-grid residence.

Ivan likes to take long walks in the woods, remember how to be a human and not a machine, drink yerba mate and kayak.