Our Crew

Meet the AquaFun Paddle Hosting Team


The AquaFun Paddle and Outdoor Adventure Team are dedicated to creating an awesome experience for our guests.  Take a moment and learn all about  your Crew 

Are you ready for a day on the lake like no other?

AquaFun for the Whole Family

803-57-KAYAK  / 803-575-2925



Tyler Ryan "Cruise Director"

"Cruise Director" is the founder of AquaFun Paddle, after creating the paddle division of the original AqufFun with his longtime friend Ken Jones.  Tyler 's lifelong love of the water and the outdoors led him to the opportunity to expand a paddle sport business to Lake Murray.

With the rest of the team, Tyler has successfully added to  the complement of water based and outdoor programming, including the addition of Phoenix Adventures and Waves Swim School to the PWS family, along with jst ski rentals and tours.


Tyler a master scuba diver and a Lieutenant with the Newberry County Search and Rescue Dive Team.  In addition, he and his wife created a foundation that provides recreational therapy to members of law enforcement, EMS, and all branches of the military suffering from PTSD related to their service

In addition to serving as the President of AquaFun Paddle and the other Palmetto Water Sports brands, Tyler is a tour guide and an SUP instructor.

Ashley Fogleman "The Adventurer"

The Adventurer is just that, having been working directly in mother nature his entire life.  After earning his Eagle Scout Badge, his love of the outside adventures only expanded to the point that he started Phoenix Outdoor, a custom outdoor tour and adventure company, providing river tours, hiking, camping, and rock climbing to groups and corporations across the southeast.

In 2017, Phoenix Adventures joined the PS family to form a large scale outdoor adventure and water education firm.  

Ashley oversees the daily operation of the group, including creating and leading custom mutli-day adventures, river and lake tours, and is a kayak and SUP instructor, and teaches without swimmies to students of Waves Swim School.

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