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Allie Beucler



Allie Beucler is originally from Kona, Big Island and, as an islander, her life has been in the water – ocean more precisely. She has been a sponsored competitive surfer, represented the NSSA College National Champions while surfing for San Diego State University, and today remains deeply connected to the watersports lifestyle. Beucler is both a shortboarder and a paddleboarder, loving to take out her inflatable SUP for a ride. With a journalism degree from San Diego State University and her passion for the water life, she brings an excellent combination of skill and passion to Supconnect.



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Kiana Smith

Social Media Manager / Staff Photographer


Kiana Smith is originally from Maui, HI, grew up loving the ocean and all it had to offer. She was a competitive Cross-Country and Track & Field Athlete since starting in 4th grade through her first two years of college at Western Oregon University to Grand Canyon University. Smith got her undergraduate degree from Grand Canyon University in Marketing and then went on to get her Masters in Business Administration. She went from the hot desert sun in Arizona to the beautiful tropical weather that San Diego offers, reminding her of her love for the ocean has never stopped.

  • kiana@supconnect.com
  • Instagram: @kianataylorsmith


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Samantha Eastburn

Media Production Assistant


Samantha is an Arizona native who spent her childhood on the water. From skiing and wakeboarding since she was 5, an instant love for being on the water did not stop growing. After graduating from ASU with bachelors in Tourism Development and Management, Samantha moved to San Diego obtaining a job at a jet ski tour and rental company where she was introduced to Stand Up Paddle Boarding. With her rescue dog Jack, she immediately found a passion for SUP and wanted to share it with others. She created a San Diego local business, SUP Pups, teaching other owners how to paddle board with their dog and have been in business since 2014.


  • sam@supconnect.com
  • instagram: @sup_pups



Andre Niemeyer



Andre Niemeyer is the man fueling the passion for stand up paddling and our publication. With a strong background in competitive surfing, he has placed 3rd in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has also competed for UCSD's surf team. In the winter of 2005-6, his friend Rick Thomas introduced him to stand up paddle boarding and Niemeyer has been hooked since then. In fact, shortly after picking up the sport, he became sponsored by the world's first SUP-dedicated shop, Bob Mission's Surf Shop, leading him to earn the world's first SUP championship title outside of Hawaii by a non-Hawaiian. And he hasn't stopped since then. He has also helped found the Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) and continues to avidly share his passion for the sport. Niemeyer has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, has done post-graduate research on the merge between Information Technology and Politics, and was working on his PhD in Language and Law at USC.




Courtney Stafford



Courtney Stafford is our accountant. She has a bachelor's degree in Sociology and has held several executive administrative positions. In addition to her experience as a Chemistry and Physics High-School teacher, Stafford has earned the Star Award at Time Warner Cable as an administrator, which is a title given to the top employee of the year among 600 employees. Her other administrative experience also includes working for the San Diego County Water Authority, where she assisted in grant-writing and other areas. An avid beach goer, she is always visiting Southern California's bays and beaches, paddling along with her family on stand up paddle boards.


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