Steven Rowland

Education, Finance and Recreation Officer

Steven has over 40 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 Education and Recreation programs and 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 Diploma’s of Business, Finance and Work, Health and Safety and is a Paddle Australia Instructor and Assessor for Flatwater Kayak, Canoe,  Enclosed Sea Kayak and Coastal Kayak.

Jeremy Pesch

Events and Communications Officer

Having studied and worked both in Marketing and Film, Jeremy brings his event management skills and marketing talents together to ensure timely delivery all of Paddle Queensland’s events and communications.

Prior to this role, Jeremy worked in regional Western Australia assisting in the project management and marketing of a large scale subdivision and rural housing development.

Jeremy is passionate about all things media and marketing and has taken this passion into the promotion of all things paddling.

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 our clubs, members and driving fundraising initiatives to support paddling in Queensland.

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.