True Cape Ann-ers at Heart
Growing up in various locations all around Cape Ann (including Rocky Neck in Gloucester, when his parents, Vini & Ann Olivo, owned the "Outrigger" Restaurant), Cape Ann SUP owner, Dominic Olivo, has always had an affinity for the water. Surfing, swimming, paddling, boating, etc. He started his love for surfing started at Cinnamon Rainbows in Hampton, NH. Since 2010, has grown Cape Ann SUP from one truck with 6 paddleboards parked on Pavilion Beach in 2010 to a four-location paddleboard operation. His passion for the paddleboading + surfing, coupled with his passion to deliver excellent service + hire a team that aligns with his beliefs is what makes Cape Ann SUP special.
If you see us around town, we're probably bumping tunes with a smile on the way to deliver a set of boards or out on the water teaching kids and adults alike.
Meet the Team
Anneliese is the "other-half" of Cape Ann SUP. She teaches the SUP Yoga classes, helps out with kids surf night and curates the inventory for the shop. Dom and Anneliese have pretty much been together since the good old days of Essex Elementary. They basically work with the same brain to make Cape Ann SUP successful.
Anneliese's "real" job is at Stout Heart, a full-service advertising and marketing agency based out of Portsmouth, NH.
Nicole has been in the SUP world since 2010. The has taught lessons, run camps, surfed and worked on the retail side of the business. She has been with Cape Ann SUP for a number of years now and knows the ins-and-outs of the company like the back of her hand. She primarily manages the board barn but a few days a week you can catch her working on the water. Her knowledge, patience and kindness are what make her the perfect Cape Ann SUP Team member.
As her "real job" Nicole is a few clinical rotations away from being a nurse and she has extensive experience working at both Spaulding Rehab Center and Dana Farber in Boston. We couldn't be more proud of her.
Or, Mr. Clark, as many know him, has been with Cape Ann SUP for 2 years now after moving back to MA from Colorado where he managed a ski/spot retailer location. At Cape Ann SUP, he specializes in running the on-water locations although you can catch him in the Board Barn periodically. If and when you meet Kyle, you'll know why we hired him. He just might be the nicest guy on the planet.
As his "real job" Kyle teaches at Landmark School in Beverly Farms. We're hoping he keeps doing that so that he can keep coming back to us in the summer.
Jake first asked to work for Cape Ann SUP in 2010 when he was 11 years old. He and his family true locals of our Pavilion Beach location. When Jake turned 17 he informed Dom that he was going to get his lifeguard certification and that summer he was a guide. Jake is fantastic on the water. He is constantly learning and never misses an opportunity to get out for a paddle, no matter how long or short. He has been at Cape Ann SUP for a few years now and we couldn't be happier.
After high school, Jake plans to enroll in the Coast Guard so that he can continue to stay on the water. We're so pumped for him!
Kilian is another one of our awesome guides. He grew up in Rockport and has always loved the ocean. He has been a Cape An SUP guide for the last two years and, before Cape Ann SUP, he was a kayak guide for Discovery Adventures in Lanesville. He has completed trainings in CPR, First Aid, Life Saving and Emergency Oxygen Administration. He is expected to graduate from UNH in 2018 with a major in environmental science and resource economics. This fall (2017) he is heading to New Zealand to study conservation and sustainability. After UNH he plans to pursue a career with a focus on environmental protection. But if he ever changes his mind, there will always be a job open here at Cape Ann SUP for him!
Don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're always available by phone or email...well, when we're not on the water that is.
The barn is open year-round so stop on by to see what we've got or just to say hi!