ANNE PAGANO


Mother of 2...runner...crossfit enthusiast..."Imagine" the fun Anne has on Imagine paddleboards.

In Her Own Words

Born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia, I developed a love for the outdoors and at a young age spent the better part of a decade working as a whitewater rafting guide and outdoor adventure leader. I discovered stand up paddle boarding when Luke (Hopkins) bought his first board in 2007. While Luke loved the challenge of a new way to navigate whitewater, I loved having a new sport to keep me fit, that was fun and versatile. That versatility of stand-up paddle-boarding continued to evolve for us as we started a family. Our two girls were on our boards before they could walk. We continue to foster our love (and hopefully theirs!) by living and traveling in our RV each summer as we attend demos, races and festivals and also make our own paddling adventures across North America.

I am excited to be a part of the Imagine team because all the boards fit our family and paddling styles so well. My all time favorite board is the Mission DLX, a super rigid inflatable board that is perfect for the shallow and rocky rivers we often paddle. It is lightweight, easy to maneuver, rolls up nice and tight, and is tough! Dave and Adam have put a lot of thought and innovative ideas into the board designs and it shows in their performance!