IMAGINE Leaders – Gina Bradley
Paddle Diva, Founder
I am the Founder and Leader of Paddle Diva, which was created in 2009 in East Hampton, NY. It is based on the premise that Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a way to get in shape and have a life changing experience on the water while offering a special mind-body connection with the water. I began began career as a marketing professional and brand creator for large advertising agencies in New York City in the 1990 through 2000’s. Prior to that, following graduating from The University of Vermont with a degree in Politics, I moved to Caribbean for five years from 1989- 1995 where I lived and worked. For two years, I sailed the entire Caribbean sea on my own sail boat. I am Master Trainer for Stand Up Paddling, a professional windsurfer, surfer, and PADI certified Scuba Instructor. Gina became motivated by her love for the water and moved to East Hampton in 2002 to start a family with my husband, soul mate and fellow waterman, Scott Bradley. We have two gorgeous well motivated children, James (16 years) and Emma (19 years) and our rescue pup from our second home in Puerto Rico, Coconut.