Kerry O is the kind of person who inspires people to open their minds and live their dreams. A seasoned traveler who has surfed and paddled all over the world, she is also a dedicated yogi and certified yoga instructor. At SUMMERTIME, Kerry can be found helping out at the kids camp in Point Beach or teaching Stand Up Paddle Lessons in Bay Head. In addition to her “day job” running several bakeries with her family up and down the barrier island, Kerry has also co-founded Kali-O’s Juicebox to share her passion for healthy and sustainable food and smoothie options. They have recently expanded to their second location in Ortley Beach, stop by for a delicious healthy treat on a hot summer day!
Where do you go to high school? Point Pleasant Boro High School
What certifications do you have? CPR, YTT200(yoga teacher 200hr), SUP instructor, college degree
How long have you been involved with SUMMERTIME? since 2008 or 9….?
Why do you Work at STS? It keeps me smiling in the summer time! I absolutely love being able to work outside, and share the knowledge of a fun active lifestyle to todays youth and inspiring women to have fun in the ocean!
Besides working at SUMMERTIME, what else do you do to pay your bills? I own and operate a juice bar in Lavallette and Ortley beach called Kali-O’s JUICEBOX; I run my family’s bakeries: Colonial Bakery and Mueller’s Bakery, and if I find myself with spare time I also waitress. (summer is busy 😉 )
At what age did you start surfing? I started surfing at 17
Where have you traveled to surf? Hawaii, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, California, North Carolina, Indonesia, Australia
Other than surfing, do you have any talents? I’m an artist of a lot of different mediums I absolutely love creating and making things.! I sometimes play with photography and I’m always inspired to deepen my yoga practice. I’m pretty good at multitasking and going a million miles an hour… Or so I’m told 😉