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Welcome to Third Coast Rising: A Lake Michigan 501c3 nonprofit surf and paddle community utilizing a holistic wellness approach for veterans and first responders.

 

 

ABOUT

Third Coast Rising started with our Founder and VP taking their paddle boards out to the cold waters of Michigan. Soon, others began to join in. Community and water combined with mental health therapy formed a powerful route to wellness and hope. This got our Founder thinking, if it worked for her and others, what were the possibilities of creating a nonprofit surf therapy community, starting first by serving our veterans and first responders -- those who have given so much?

Meet Our Team

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Shelley Ritter
Founder/Director
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Nikki Booko
Board Vice President

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Mark Cox
Veteran/Responder Contact

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Josh Ritter
Board Secretary

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Vanessa King
Admin

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Miska Rynsburger
Board Member

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Tim Haadsma
Surf Instructor/Board Member
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Nico Cerniglia
Surf Instructor/Board Member

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Brice Ledyard
Board Treasurer

Get In Touch

144 Waukazoo Dr. Holland, MI 49423

info@thirdcoastrising.com

(704) 519-8690

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