Jessie Renew

Jessie Renew has loved being on the water since her early life in Johannesburg, South Africa, water-skiing and small boat sailing on the nearby dam. In 1995 she and her family moved to the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Her earliest professional pursuit was being an artist, and she graduated from the Governors School for the Arts in Greenville, SC and the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC with a degree in both Visual Art and Art History. At the age of 23, after moving back to Hilton Head, she kayaked for the first time and got a job as a kayak guide shortly thereafter, leading nature tours of the Broad Creek.

In 2010 Jessie obtained her American Canoe Association Instructor certification. Jessie joined the Outside Team in 2011 and has since worked in most areas of the business. Jessie is passionate about spreading the word that anyone can kayak and that it is a great way of exploring some of the most interesting natural places in the world. In her free time, Jessie enjoys crafting, cooking, designing, biking, hiking, kayaking and beaching with her partner Phil and her dog Ruby.