This is Lois’ second year in the Kayak Rental business after a career in sales, marketing, sales management & all the lessons of life!  She is passionate about kayaking after taking her first trip from D Ave. to Plainwell and from Plainwell to Otsego only a few years ago.  Since then, she has kayaked in various Michigan lakes and rivers.


“We have such a beautiful clean resource in the Kalamazoo River and I want people to enjoy it as much as I do”.  Our goal is to make kayaking easy for you!


Trish has recently moved back to the area after spending some time out West.  She comes to us with many experiences including restaurant ownership and SUP rentals!  Trish will be assisting in daily operations and enhancements to the business.


Stuart and Nate our local High School aged students will be back to help use serve you better. They look forward to getting back to work and “throwing” you in the river; in a kayak of course!  We will welcome a third student to our team this season, Josh.  Josh will be driving as well as helping launch kayaks.

Creating opportunities for local students to work is a passion and a dream for Lois who herself found her career working summer jobs in during high school and college.


We will strive to develop a business that is safe, affordable, dependable, and of course fun to deal with.  We welcome your suggestions as we hone the operations of the Plainwell Kayak Company.