Finance, marketing and development
Barbara brings to our team her lifetime love for sport, the mountains and the adventures they represent on one side and her masters degree in communications along with a big experience from the banking world on the other side. Being at home in both worlds she can be a tremendous asset for us to navigate the dangers of a young company who wants to stay true to itself and same time grow and expand. If she is not climbing mountains, trail running or paddling, you will find her crunching numbers or brainstorming in our office. She is the one who pushes us to be better every day.
Coach, former professional sprint kayaker and double Olympian, book author, developer and lecturer was the one to have the idea to combine state-of-the-art coaching services, breathtaking nature and perfect training conditions into one service. Together with Andrea Pace they drive the research for better training tools and technique diagnostics. He may be busy with his squad and the national team athletes, but he will always try to pass by when you visit and offer his piece of advice for you. His main focus is always finding what works best for you to improve even further.
Technique and measurement systems expert
Dr. Andrea Pace is an associate at the Italian Sports Medicine and Science Institute. Pace is also an official supplier of software and hardware solutions for CRN-INSEAN (Italian Naval architecture and Marine Engineering Technology Research Institute). He graduated in physics in 1986 and wrote his graduate thesis on hydrodynamics. He is a level 3 canoe coach at FICK (Italian Canoe Kayak Federation) and an Italian FICK champion in the kids, junior and masters categories. His 2016 book »Complements to the Base Technique in Sprint Kayaking; Methods of Evaluation« is the script on which we build our technique work on. We furthermore work with Pace on research and design of new measurements systems, training machines and feedback solutions. He quantifies technique and takes guessing out from our coaching.
Strength & Conditioning coach
Strength and conditioning degree at the University of Ljubljana and 10 years of experience in coaching high performance athletes such as: snowboarding Olympic medalist Žan Košir, ATP top 100 tennis player Blaž Kavčič, Olympians in various sports – alpine skiing, downriver canoeing, sprint canoeing and sailing, Slovenian national Volleyball team, Qatar junior national volleyball team etc. Klemen combines dedication, experience, inspiration, perseverance and extensive knowledge with passion for excellence. This makes him our perfect partner in designing strength and conditioning programs for our athletes.
Andrej graduated from the Faculty of Sport at University of Ljubljana. Currently he’s studying physiotherapy and specializes in sports injuries. For more than ten years he has been working as a sports therapist with top athletes and has been cooperating with various sports clubs and national associations such as: Kayak federation, Handball federation, Basketball federation, Water polo federation, Tennis federation and Gymnastics Federation. Andrej took medical care of K1 Olympic medalist Peter Kauzer, C2 world champions Taljat-Božič, Olympian Špela Ponomarenko Janič, world champion Nejc Žnidarčič, Ljudmila Bodnjeva, multiple Olympic champion in athletics Marlene Ottey, Matic Osovnikar and other athletes. Andrej also has the soul of an athlete and that’s why he’s a perfect choice for sports massage and therapies of TiP guests. Andrej’s vibrant energy and contagious smile will make you feel good before he even touches your body.
Dejan is our most experienced coach in the team. Among the only coaches in the world who managed to bring athletes from three different paddling disciplines on the top of the game: in 2008 Lovro Leban won 2 world championship titles in downriver canoeing, in 2011 Lovro Leban and Rok Kuk were regular guests on world cup podiums in the K2 1000m sprint canoeing discipline and in 2014 Luka Božič and Sašo Taljat won the C2 slalom world chamionships. Formerly Slovenian national team coach is working today with team Japan towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic games. But deep under Dejan loves life and loves being on the water much more than chasing success on the competitions. Coaching for him means empowering you from within to do better what you love doing the most.