"Ben is one of the most decorated, passionate and all around strongest ambassadors of the ACA and the ACA paddlesport certification. Traveling the world training other paddlesport instructors in kayak, canoe, rescue and now SUP. This gives him a great opportunity to refine his abilities to train new paddlesports instructors and to be able to do this consistently he definitely is doing it at a very high level." Trey Knight, ACA SUP L4 Instructor Trainer, Kayak School Manager USNWC.
"The sheer volume of experiences he has in the last few years surely is exceptional. (NOLS, NOC, and mentoring under several ACA leaders) Ben is a highly skilled individual, with a valuable set of skills, including guiding, guide training, and broad national experience. His experience level is truly unique on a national level." Kent Ford, renowned paddlesport instructor/instructor trainer, Inductee International Whitewater Hall of Fame.
"He is regarded not only as a superb instructor and teacher, but also as a solid mentor of other paddlesport professionals. His ability to work with a wide range of individuals and to provide them with ‘custom’ opportunities to learn and develop is very strong" Chris Stec, Chief Operating Officer, American Canoe Association.
"Ben is the future of kayak instruction" Phil DeRiemer, renowned kayak instructor and guide, DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking.
"Ben's top notch and teaches all over.......he's a kayak ninja but also very nice and polite". Nate Ostis, owner of Wilderness Rescue International, NOLS Instructor Trainer, and WMI Instructor.
"In his earlier years, I was a mentor to Ben, now, he is one to me. He has unusual maturity and abilities and is very well qualified to benefit paddlers and ACA." Mike Aronoff, ACA Introduction to Paddlesports Committee Chairman, owner Canoe Kayak and Paddle Compnay.
"Ben Morton is an exceptional guide & leader. His kayaking & outdoor skills are topnotch & we learned a variety of techniques & ideas that we look forward to incorporating into our kayak/camping outings at home. Additionally his leadership & people skills are outstanding-by the close of pre-trip meeting all participants knew we were in for a wonderful trip." Marty and Candy Risely, participants on a multi-day Yellowstone Lake Kayak Trip.