Chicagoland Canoe Base

Staff Bios

On this page you can see our staff, and also you can find a link to our "Specials".

Ralph Frese (Mr. Canoe)

The founder and the spirit of Chicagoland Canoe Base.

He started this wonderful adventure, he built the business, the buildings and his touch can be seen in everything here.

He is Chicagoland Canoe Base.

The Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame


Jon Maleta

The Senior Sales Manager, and IT manager who takes care of anything digital, make inventory, sales, orders and whatever else is needed.




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