OUR TEAM

Meghan Douty
Co-Founders | Co-Directors

On January 12, 2017 the Carolina Waterman, Inc. (a non-profit organization) was formed with the signatures of Trent Ventura and Meghan Douty. These two passionate individuals devote their full time efforts towards improving the community's knowledge of their local waters, their right to access our public waters, and the variety of ways to safely enjoy those public waters.

Organization Leadership

Trent and Meghan are currently the only two employees of the Carolina Waterman, Inc.  They share the title of Founder and Director and together they are laying the foundation for the future of this organization.  From website design to program development, from accounting and taxes to surf and paddleboard instruction... these two individuals are the Carolina Waterman.

"Our goal isn't to get rich doing this, if that were the case we would have remained a for profit company, nor is this intended to be our lifelong employment. Our goal is to train the local youth in our community, through our free Jr. Waterman program, to one day step into the leadership positions in the organization." ~ Trent & Meghan

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Trent Ventura

Founders | Directors | Instructors | Employees

A little glimpse into the lives of our people

Trent Ventura

Co-Founder | Co-Director

Waterman Instructor

Annual Salary - $11,310.00

"In 2007 I joined the United States Coast Guard Reserves as a Boatswain's Mate. I spent two years drilling in Camp Lejeune following Basic Training and Boatswain's Mate "A" School. In the summer of 2009 I moved to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and worked as a Surf Instructor. That fall I packed my things, submitted a transfer request, and moved by myself to the island of Oahu, Hawaii. I started working for Surf Technicians, LLC. in Honolulu that fall and spent the next few years working in the 5,000 board warehouse of the World's largest surf and paddleboard manufacturers. In August of 2010 I deployed with the Coast Guard in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill where I spent the next 6 months. After returning to Hawaii I resumed my job with SurfTech and started school full time. In 2012 I moved back to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and opened the Carolina Paddle Company. This was Myrtle Beach's first paddleboard focused operation and from the beginning was aimed at educational guided paddleboard lessons. My enlistment with the Coast Guard was over in August of 2014, I purchased a 32' catamaran sailboat and sailed from Tampa Bay, Florida to Myrtle Beach. Immediately following that trip I was commissioned to captain another 32' catamaran sailboat from Annapolis, Maryland to Myrtle Beach. Afterwards I then sailed my vessel back to Melbourne, Florida and spent two winters on board. In April of 2016 I drove home to Myrtle Beach, leaving the boat docked in Melbourne, and resumed paddleboard lessons that summer. I met Meghan in the fall of 2016 and the course of the Carolina Paddle Company was forever changed... As a non-profit organization the Carolina Waterman, Inc. is now dedicated to serving our community. We are here to stay." ~ Trent

Meghan Douty

Co-Founder | Co-Director

Waterman Instructor

Annual Salary - $11,310.00

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Our Volunteer Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a selection of community leaders from around the Myrtle Beach area. These individuals volunteer their time steering the direction of the organization and ensuring it's commitment to the community it serves.

Brent Reed

Director 2

Director 3

Director 4

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Boardmembers

Trent Ventura & Meghan Douty are currently acting board members for this organization. The direction of this organization is guided by this Board of Directors. While Trent & Meghan maintain an active vote in all manners of business related to the direction and development of this organization they do not actively vote on any issue that could be deemed a conflict of interest. Our goal for this organization is to one day be able to hand the keys over to the next generation of watermen and waterwomen.
Meghan Douty & Trent Ventura are currently acting board members for this organization. The direction of this organization is guided by this Board of Directors. While Meghan & Trent maintain an active vote in all manners of business related to the direction and development of this organization they do not actively vote on any issue that could be deemed a conflict of interest. Our goal for this organization is to one day be able to hand the keys over to the next generation of watermen and waterwomen.
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