Darren Bush

Darren Bush is a longtime veteran of the outdoor and paddlesports community.Courtesy Darren Bush has a long resume, but his self proclaimed official title is “owner and chief paddling evangelist” of Rutabaga Paddlesports.Bush says he’s one of the only shop owners in the country who gets hugged every day by his customers.Bush is also the founder of Canoecopia, the world’s largest paddlesports consumer show, and co-founder of Paddlesports Retailer. He is also a former board member for Outdoor Industry Association and Outdoor Foundation.

Most recently, Bush co-founded The Big Gear Show.