ABOUT SEAWOLF KAYAK
Expeditioner & Designer
Kiliii Yüyan is an indigenous (Nanai) boat builder, adventurer & photographer with a passion for all things wild. He has guided survival expeditions by land and sea and paddled many regions of the world.
Kiliii has spent a lot of time with traditional kayak-using communities of the North, learning the skills of building qajaqs and umiaqs. Now he designs skin-on-frame kayaks for the modern paddler and helps return the traditional knowledge of the kayak to its original communities.
As a photographer, Kiliii documents the stories of contemporary Native communities and the natural world. See his work at www.kiliii.com.
Builder & Instructor
Addie built her first kayak with Seawolf in 2015, and hasn’t looked back since. Her love for creating sawdust can be traced as far back as she can remember. When not free-soloing the hemlocks behind the house, Addie spent her childhood finding any excuse to loiter in her dad’s wood shop.
After a brief ill-guided postgrad foray into the world of tech start-ups, she got back to her roots, got her hands dirty, and started building kayaks. As is the case with most things you love, sharing the beauty of woodworking through Seawolf’s workshops is the best part of her job.
When not fawning over pictures of baby animals, Addie builds and manages Seawolf’s inventory in between organizing and teaching workshops.