Matt Nienow

founder, lead designer, lead builder

In this room, I am attempting to bring together many selves—the woodworker, the poet, the adventurer, the mad-scientist, the artist, the rebel. It  

Trevor Smith


Trevor grew up along the Rogue River in Gold Beach, Oregon before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2011. He came across Matt and Good Story Paddle Boards while completing an internship at Jefferson Community School. As a surfer, skilled woodworker, and environmentalist, Trevor sought GSPB out to bring all of his passions together. 

Elisa Weiss


From Bellingham, to Hawaii, to Alaska, and finally to Marrowstone Island, Elisa has spent her whole life around water. As a yoga instructor, surfer, kayaker, wilderness therapy instructor, and nature enthusiast, she understands the importance of our relationship to ourselves and to the world around us. Elisa found herself at GSPB's after she decided to pursue woodworking and her own business, She of Salt. Impressed by the company's work, sustainability efforts, and mission, she joined the team in 2017.