Kasey was born and raised at the Jersey Shore. Spending her days in the water, learning about the ocean critters around her. Kasey attended Lasalle University, getting her BS in Biology. She then moved down to Marathon Key and attended the College of Marine Mammal Professions, specializing in behavior, care and training with marine mammals. Now Kasey works full time at the Dolphin Research Center and enjoys adventuring about her surrounding waters in her off time!
Adventure Guide and Special Olympics Coach
I have always loved the water since I was a young girl growing up on the Chesapeake Bay of Virginia. My favorite things have always been swimming, surfing and snorkeling until I discovered paddle boarding 4 years ago! Now as a Special Olympics Paddle Board Coach and Adventure Guide for Natural Paths, I get to share my passion of the ocean, paddling and all the beautiful creatures that inhabit it.
Meet The Team
Program Director and Kripalu Yoga Teacher
Natalie L Smith is the founder and Program Director of Natural Paths Fitness & Wellness, Natural Paths Paddle Adventures and Healing Life Change a Florida 503 © Non-profit.
Natalie’s vision for the companies came from many years as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Paddleboard Yoga Instructor. Her mission is to help others through healing life change and has had extensive training and studies in the pursuit of her goal. She enjoys working with all populations as a professional guide and Teacher, and has a true passion for Community and Family engaged activities based in a natural & experiential environment.
She has developed wonderful and exciting tours for beginners through advanced paddlers in 3 very diverse and exciting locations on the Island of Marathon, in the Florida Keys. Natalie ensures that the guides are diverse and customizes the tours to suit the guests’ desires and abilities.
She has a true passion for excellence in all aspects of the operation and enjoys the many different talents of those who are sharing the journey with Natural Paths.
Bob Bellino is the partner with Natalie Smith with the companies Natural Paths Paddleboard Adventures, Natural Paths Fitness and Wellness, and Healing Life Change. He is a long time Florida Keys resident, who has lived in Islamorada, Key West, and Marathon. Bob has lived “on the water” most of his time in the Keys either docked at local marinas or on anchor. He has a passion for water activities and for promoting the local economy. Bob is also excited about providing the Keys with a safe, family oriented form of entertainment through the companies he is partnered with.
Adventure Guide and Special Olympics Coach
World Paddle Association Certified Instructor
SUP Coach for Special Olympics Florida -Monroe County
Hi!! My name is Mike. I grew up on the east coast of North Carolina. I feel like I’ve lived in the Florida Keys for a life time now. I am an avid skater, I love to surf and! I skim board for fun on the waters here in the Keys with my daughter. I love to travel, adventure and find awesome new places to tour on the water. I’ve worked on boats for years and am an awesome boat mechanic if you need one!!
Hello, my name is Cory!! Aka Wolf J
A little about myself, I am an adventurous guy who loves to explore, paddle board, kayak, and fish. Any activity that involves nature or water, you name, and I’m there! I have been swimming, boarding and snorkeling my whole life!! I love to have an awesome laid back time and catch beautiful sunsets too. So... that's enough about me!
Let's go make some great memories! Y'all ready to have some fun!?!
SUP Yoga Instructor
Emily discovered yoga as therapy for her body after sustaining a serious spinal injury while racing marathons. It didn’t take long for the internal benefits of yoga to come through and start to change every aspect of how Emily lived her life.
Emily attained her RYT 200 at Intentional Yoga in Kalamazoo, MI in 2015, where she taught regularly for a year. She then attained her CPR/First Aid/AED certification through The American Red Cross and gained her SUP Yoga certification through Yen Yoga and Fitness in beautiful Traverse City, MI. Shortly afterward, Emily started her own SUP and beach yoga company on the Great Lakes.
For Emily, the calling of more yogic knowledge was so great that she ultimately decided to travel to India to study under a Guru and Swami. Emily attained her RYT 500 with a specialization in Ayurveda in 2016 at Ayuryoga Eco Ashram in Mysore, India.
Upon returning to the United States, Emily knew her heart was in The Islands. Sharing her passion for yoga, SUP, the environment, laughter, love and light is her life’s devotion. She’ll not only teach you how to ride, fill you with knowledge of the environment you’re paddling through but also share a contagious light for you to carry throughout your day.