Paddle the Mitten (PTM), one of Michigan's first fully dedicated Stand Up Paddleboard “Studios,” has selected Artichoke Creative to assist in building the Paddle the Mitten brand throughout the Midwest.
“I am very excited to be working with PTM and Linda Brown, who has been way ahead of the curve in bringing SUPs to Michigan and is utilizing them in innovative ways,” said Boylan. He added, “Michigan has always been home, and I've been seeking clients here for the past few years to facilitate opening an office to do my part to contribute to Michigan's economic recovery. That has not been easy to say the least. Stand Up Paddleboarding or SUP, is one of those bright spots in the Michigan economy and it fits perfectly with my experience.”
PTM is the vision of Linda Brown, who is dedicated to bringing SUP awareness to the Mitten state and Greater Great Lakes Region. With over 20 years of working in the water sports industry, specifically working with her former employer, Surftech, and now Hovie SUP, she offers a unique angle to the SUP lifestyle. Before moving back to the Mitten, she lived an active life in Santa Cruz, California where she taught, volunteered and challenged herself with surfing and the newly emerging sport of SUPing. Being one of the main Pioneers of the SUP sport in Michigan and the Chicago area, she has paved the way for many others to find their Stoke!
“David and I share the same passion for Michigan and watersports and we have both also had a taste of the West coast and real surf culture. He is still very immersed in that in Encinitas. That shared passion and experience makes Artichoke Creative a perfect fit for PTM,” said Brown.