Lisanne Ménard

Who is Lizz from the TAIGA TRIBE?

After more than 9 years of developing my marketing skills in the food industry, I realized what I had been hoping for a few years: to transfer my personal lifestyle to my professional lifestyle!

Passionate about project management and the outdoors, I combined these passions with the discovery of SUP which, let's face it, quickly became a passion. How could I not be tripping on TAIGA and all the vibe that comes with it?

I love to roll, plan and structure projects because I'm a bit of a marketing guru... but I love to work in a team (much more efficient to deliver projects on time)!

Team spirit that loves to laugh (I'm a great audience), I love to enjoy life. 

When you don’t have both feet in the water, what do you do?

Mom of a very athletic 11 year old boy, my free time is filled with discovering new hikes, SUP, snowboarding, road and mountain biking, hours at the arena for hockey... In short, everything to keep me top shape!

I have to admit that I'm always up for an activity that involves the outdoors, especially when I'm facing a challenge (or almost!). I hope to be able to incorporate more SUP and even try wakesurfing and surfing... it's like a really important plus when you work at TAIGA. 

What is your favorite spot (on the water, obviously) and why?

I love 31 Mile Lake, and in fact all lakes, especially when paired with good company. The calm waters and wide open spaces allow me to unplug and relax when I'm paddling. 

Your go-to TAIGA board(s) and why?

I love the Akoya ROOT Collection by far, the wood veneer all over the shape makes it really unique. It allows me to enjoy my time on the water while being just challenging enough!   

If you had to choose one ‘’dream spot’’ to go and enjoy your board, where would it be and why?

I dream of discovering New Zealand, so there must be some unique water spots to visit.

If you had one piece of advice to give to a rookie who doesn't know the wonderful world of water sports yet, what would it be?

The SUP initiation course is the key to success if you want to maximize your purchase and especially your time spent on the water, a 3 hours well invested that you will remember for a long time.