Alayne hails from the Ballinspittle / Kinsale area and started out her adventure career at Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre where she trained as an Instructor.
She then moved to Cappanalea where she gained many valuable years experience working as a Sailing & Multi Activity Instructor. Whilst there, Alayne also became involved in the design and provision for many successful corporate team building and incentive programs.
It was this work that prompted her to return to Study in 1999. Over the next few years she completed a degree in Psychology and H Dip in Guidance Counselling.
After moving back to Cork in 2002, Alayne then set up about getting H2O on the water. She also works with Youth Reach as a Guidance Counsellor.
In 2008 Alayne took over H2O Sea Kayaking from Jon and takes care of all its bookings, admin and delivery of most trips. She also set up the now very successful Ocean Voyagers Sea Kayaking club.
She paddles a Beautiful Point 65 Whiskey 16 Kayak and takes great pride in making sure the stove and tea making gear goes on every trip!
Alayne has an excellent knowledge of the local coastline and history which she imparts whilst on the trip sto those that want to explore and learn about our beautiful area. She is a qualified Instructor and is focussed on making sure all customers feel safe, comfortable and open to learning on all trips.
As well as being married to Jon, Alayne is Mother to Aoife (5) and Sinead (3) who both have already began their kayaking careers under their parents watchful but encouraging eye.