Michele Eray Maggie Hogan Nelo USA

Nelo USA was founded with one simple vision in mind; to grow and support niche water sports in the United States with high quality products and expert guidance.  At Nelo USA, we believe in the transformative, positive, community building power of sport.

Maggie Hogan Nelo USA racing K1 at Rio
Maggie Hogan has represented her country at 23 World Championships across 5 different paddling sports, making her one of the most capable multi-discipline athletes in the US.

Her current mission of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games has been a success and a fantastic culmination of an impressive career.

A Pan-American and Canoe Sprint World Championship medalist, and Olympian, Maggie has proven herself on the international stage.

With a background in business (MBA and a degree in Bio-Psychology) as well as her impressive paddling skill set, Maggie brings immense expertise and experience to our team.

Michele Eray Fish River Marathon

Since achieving an Olympic Final in 2008, Michele Eray spent the next 8 years travelling the world in search of challenging surfski races and beautiful places.

Mixing it up to stay fresh, she has won World Championships medals in 5 paddling sports, culminating in winning the ICF SurfSki World Champs in 2013. Her background in sports therapy (BSc (Hons) Biokinetics) and coaching (ICF Level 3) led her to the US and a role with USA Canoe Kayak as High Performance Director.

Michele went on to become Team USA 2016 Olympic Coach for the Rio Olympics. Her coaching philosophy involves trying to get the most out of her athletes while teaching them to maximize their abilities, and spreading the stoke of paddle sports across the globe. She is currently completing her MSc in Sport Performance Coaching.