Steve “Steve-O” McKone ⎯ River School Director

Calleva MD, Full Time Staff, River School, River School Instructor, Summer Camp

Steve-O is Calleva’s River School Director and has been with the team since 2007. He joined Calleva when we were desperate for a surfing instructor, he interviewed on a Friday and left on Monday with a group of surfers. At the age of 19, Steve-O got in a kayak, paddled the George Washington Canal, and found himself addicted to kayaking and hasn’t stopped since!

His enthusiasm, appreciation of the natural world, and drive to excel will get you addicted, too. Teaching people kayaking is one of Steve-O’s passions and now watching his kids grow up in the Calleva family is one of his favorite things.

Obviously, his favorite Calleva activity is kayaking, you wouldn’t expect anything else, and he loves being outside and on the river as much as he can. With a rare passion for the river, Steve-O is able to share his experiences and techniques with youth and adult paddlers, alike.