Steven Rowland

Recreation, Education and Finance Officer

Steven has over 30 years’ experience from around the world working and playing in the outdoors.  Having joined Paddling Queensland at the start of 2016, Steven is responsible for managing all Recreation and Education programs & activities.

Prior to joining Paddling Queensland, Steven ran his own multi award winning adventure tourism and outdoor education business in far north Queensland for 20 years.

Steven is passionate about paddling and playing in the outdoors, looking after the environment and the benefits it produces.  Steve is involved in a number of other sports as a teacher, volunteer and parent.

Steven has a Diploma of Business and Work, Health and Safety (Churchill Education) and is an Australian Canoeing Advanced Instructor and Assessor for Whitewater Kayak, Canoe and Sea Kayak.

Jeremy Pesch

Events and Communications Officer

Background coming soon

James Billing

Membership and Fundraising Officer

James has always enjoyed an outdoor lifestyle, travelling nationally and internationally with his chosen sports for over 25 years. Having joined Paddling Queensland in 2019, James is responsible for managing fundraising initiatives and our memberships.

Prior to joining Paddling Queensland, James was working in sport wear development and has been on a number of committees relative to his sporting endeavours.

James’ love of sport and being outdoors has given him an appreciation of the efforts that we all go to for our passions.

James has a Bachelor in Built Environment and a Diploma of Remedial Massage.

As well as many wonderful and hard working instructors, coaches, officials, volunteers and committee members.