Maria Christina Schultz is an outdoor enthusiast, and ACA certified stand up paddleboard instructor, who lives in Virginia with her husband and two Australian Shepherds, Riley and Kona. A graphic designer by trade, Maria also has a degree in education and hands-on experience in animal training. She created this “how to” guide so that others can enjoy similar adventures with their best friends. How to SUP with your PUP is her first book.
Riley is a six year-old, red merle Australian Shepherd who loves the water, and like Maria is also an outdoor enthusiast. Riley is an expert agility dog, a certified therapy dog, and always ready for an adventure. His cool blue eyes and easy-going personality makes him the perfect SUP PUP!
Kona just turned one, and was named after the summer Maria and Riley started paddling. Kona in Hawaiian means leeward wind, but we thought her coat looked like Kona coffee. Dark, with a little cream and a little sugar! Kona is learning SUP like her big brother, and also loves catching Frisbees, and chasing tennis balls.