"My name is Jonas. I’m currently studying at Pitzer College in California and majoring in media studies. I grew up at the Art Farm and have been on the Riders boats for all my life. I started working as an instructor about six years ago and began captaining last summer. The best part of working for the riders is the fun we have with the clients and campers. Seeing and helping someone get up on the water ski or wakeboard for the first time is a special part of the job that motivates me and the other instructors to get better and better at helping people become a Rider!"
- Jonas, Captain & Instructor
"I am Captain Matt… and I am in-love with boating! My dad bought our first family boat when I was just 5 years old and I was hooked immediately. This was back in the late 1960’s, and every weekend we voyaged to a different beach on Fire Island; like Sailors Haven and Watch Hill from May until October. If we weren’t heading to or back from the beach- then we were fishing Jones Inlet or driving around in endless-circles in Great South Bay… as my 4 siblings and I mastered waterskiing.
Now, more than fifty years later, I am still going around in endless-circles waterskiing… except it’s in Noyack Bay & numerous other watersports have been invented to also enjoy and master! I am still madly-in-love and made it my full-time career and life! Along the way - I earned an impressive list of Internationally-Recognized U.S.C.G. Maritime Credentials, Certifications, and Degrees. So, I hope you will join us and bring your family out – for a fun & safe experience boating & learning water sport’s. You will see- just how easy it is… to fall-in-love!
- Matt, Captain
"My name is Alex, I m currently studying at Northeastern University in Boston, but I am interning at Wayfair between January until July. I’ve spent 5 6 years at The Art Farm and The Riders. The best thing about being part of the riders is seeing the excitement of people who are new to water sports getting up for the first time on the wakeboard, waterski, or wake surf, and seeing their progression from there. I also love getting the chance to wake surf with people who are new to the sport!"
- Alex, instructor
"My name is Mike. I am currently studying business and political science at Tulane University. I attended the Art Farm and Riders from when I was four until I was twelve and have worked there for four summers. The best thing about being part of the Riders is giving people the time of their lives when they come out on the boat with us!"
- Mike, instructor