Progression Project Podcast with Standup Journal Online Editor – Evelyn O’Doherty

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The Progression Project podcast featured Standup Journal online editor Evelyn O'Doherty
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Join Progression Project’s innovator and creator as he spends time in conversation with Standup Journal’s online editor Evelyn O’Doherty. This new podcast by the Progression Project journeys through Evelyn’s rich history in paddling, her thoughts on paddle surfing, coaching and giving back.

Show Note from Erik:Hey guys and gals, on the podcast, I mentioned that Evelyn O’doherty has taken over for Adam Champagne. Evelyn is actually an addition to the team as Standup Journal is growing the online side of things and is helping Adam as an Online Editor and Contributor. Adam is still with the company as the Digital Director

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It was an honor to have this chance to talk with Progression Project’s Erik Antonsen.  I’ve been a fan of the Progression Project and Erik’s work ever since the first time my eyes caught hold of the trailer for the film.  Right there, I knew, the creator was a stoke-master and someone I would love to meet.

When Erik called me up and asked if I would participate in the Progression Project’s next podcast (he had me slated after champion chess player, sup surfer and mental models guru Josh Waitzkin… really), I might have looked over my shoulder to see who he meant to ask behind me.

Erik is a deep thinker, passionate waterman and, from the sounds of it, a world class coach.  I relished every moment of our hour long conversation and, surprisingly, had a lot to say!

It’s great that Erik believes in highlighting different aspects of the sport of sup surfing.  I enjoyed hearing his thoughts, sharing a bit of my own water history and connecting with him on how much we both love to GIVE BACK to this sport that has given us so much.

Thanks, Erik.  I look forward to the next discussion, the next podcast from Progression Project and getting down there to Costa Rica to spend some time in the water.  This sport attracts good people and supports those people doing good things.  Erik Antonsen is certainly one of them.

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.