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GKF's Ambassador Team Gains New Member

The Global Kiter Foundation (GKF), a non-profit organization that aims to create education, environmental awareness and social development while using kiteboarding as the unique connection point for underprivileged youth and people with physical disabilities, announced earlier this week that its Ambassador Team gained a new member: Takoon-sponsored waterman Mallory de la Villemarqué.

I used the word waterman while referring to Mallory because, besides kiteboarding, he also likes to windsurf and surf. He started to windsurf first, at age 7, then at 11 in Costa Rica he got into surfing, and when he moved to Tarifa with his family, he got into kiteboarding (he started to kiteboard in 2002, and by 2004 he was already winning PKRA competitions). He was born in the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe and currently lives in Oahu, Hawaii. He speaks French, Spanish, English, and a bit of Portuguese.

Apart from Mallary, the GKF’s Ambassador Team is made up of kiteboarding legend Dimitri Maramenides, kiting adventurer Jessica Winkler, speed goddess Charlotte Consorti, kiteboarding pioneer Laurel Eastmen, kiteboarding idol Nuria Goma, snowkite master Jerome Josserand and powerkite whizz kid Jack Elston. As GKF Ambassadors, they help develop GKF workshops in different areas around the world, participate in GKF events whenever their schedule permits it, and generally help spread the core GKF message.

“I will be trying to help this nice foundation by collaborating with them and teaching some people in difficulties or who do not have the opportunity to afford kite lessons,” said Mallory.