Meet The Team

Freshwater Bay Paddleboard Co
Chris Houghton

Chris Houghton

Owner / Director

Chris is, first and foremost, a ‘fan’ of the Freshwater Bay Paddleboard brand. Having spent many years scaling fast growing businesses, most recently as CEO of OVO Energy Retail, Chris knows what it takes for a business to be successful.  He also knows the importance of having a ‘wingman’ in business – somone to bounce ideas off, to share the load with and to complement your skill set.

As well as holding various Non Executive roles, Chris is also a Director and majority shareholder in the Spoon Group of custom bike brands (Spoon Customs, WyndyMilla and Gun Control Custom Paint), so he’s used to dealing with premium products that satisfy the growing consumer desire for ‘fewer, nicer things that bring joy and stand the test of time’.

Zoe Sadler

Zoe Sadler

Head of Content

Zoe is an illustrator and designer who lives in Freshwater Bay, home of the paddleboard brand. In fact Zoe’s had a hand in the brand since its conception in 2016 having designed the company logo and generally helping out where needed.

Zoe now runs the brand’s social media accounts and steps in to help with graphic design and marketing.

When not busy with the Paddleboard Co you can find Zoe in her illustration studio where she primarily creates artwork for jigsaw puzzle giant Ravensburger. She spends her downtime enjoying what island life has to offer; paddleboarding, sea swimming and tootling around the isle in her 1970s yellow Beetle – find her at @live_like_olive on Instagram.

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Adrift Visuals | Sam Scadgell Photography

Adrift Visuals | Sam Scadgell Photography

Photographers

Our talented photographers

Adrift Visuals – Adrift is a UK based photography and video production agency specialising in producing creative, engaging, story-based visual content for the adventure and outdoors sector. Born through Alice and Sam’s joint passion for the ocean and the great outdoors, Adrift has captured moments for brands across the globe. ‘Our aim is to capture the moments that simply can’t be made by staying still.’

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Sam Scadgell specialises in water-based photography, Lifestyle and Sport, working alongside individuals and brands using natural light to gain beautiful meaningful images. Working with the natural environment has always been a focus. ‘I love being in the water and around it, each day is different. For me it’s about getting the most out of the surrounding environment using natural light and changing scenery to capture unique moments.’

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