Your Host and Chief Coach
Paul Crawford


I have been involved in the water ski industry one way or another since the early '90s, I made a career representing Obrien, Kidder, KD, D3, Masterline USA, Centurion Boats, Skylon, Body Glove, and many other watersports lines and brands over the years.

I started skiing competitively in the early '80s. I have won Regional and National titles and have skied all over the world. I have also coached three-event water skiing for Mike Suyderhoud, Water Ski Alberta, Ski Paradise, Ski Sunset Ranch, and most recently Valensin Ski Ranch.

The time has come for me to start my own ski program so I can share my passion for this sport with skiers from all over the world. I'm very excited to have partnered up with Redwood Shores in Lincoln, CA. I am now in the ultimate location to deliver a first-class water ski experience to every guest. California Ski Ranch is ready and waiting for you to come stay, ski, and enjoy your water ski vacation the way it was always meant to be.

Ski you here soon,

Paul Crawford-Owner-Operator

Ryan Canepa - Pro Water Skier, Coach and Driver

Ryan grew up skiing at Redwood Shores. He has been skiing tournaments since he was only 7 years old. He has won numerous Regional and National titles. He has won the US Junior Masters Slalom title multiple times and has won the Open men’s slalom title at the America Cup pro event in 2018. Ryan has a tournament best of 3@41, 152 jump and trick best of 6940. Ryan is one of the top ranked slalom skiers in the world and we are very lucky to have him here with us at California Ski Ranch.


Ed Skupien

Ed is a Redwood Shores mainstay. A very worldly gentleman, Ed will discuss virtually any subject with well informed ease. A retired Air Force Loadmaster, Ed served our country for 20 years visiting every continent and over 72 countries. Shortly before retirement Ed started with a wine brokerage firm and was soon offered a position at Frank Family Winery. Ed quickly became Vice President of California and Asia sales. After almost 20 years combined wine experience Ed is now fully retired and enjoys his summer days out at the lake skiing and driving. In the winter months Ed’s passion is chasing powder skiing. Not just a great boat driver Ed does quite well on the other end of the rope regularly getting into 35off. Be sure to ask Ed about the fresh peppers he grows… We are very fortunate to have Ed as one of our regular drivers.

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Gloria Sevey – Health & Fitness Coodinator

California Ski Ranch is very lucky to now have Gloria to help keep our guests safe and functioning at their best throughout their stays. Gloria is uniquely qualified as she is not only an accomplished tournament skier, she is very familiar with the challenges multiple days of slalom skiing can inflict on the body.

An avid outdoor adventurer, Gloria enjoys water skiing, mountain biking, snow skiing and hiking. She has water skied competitively for 10 years and now enjoys participating in the tournaments here at her home lake, Redwood Shores.

Gloria is Certified in Massage Therapy specializing in Postural Alignment Therapy; Certified Coach and Healer; Reiki Master and Credentialed Teacher. In her office, Gloria manually aligns the physical structure through deep tissue manipulation including a multitude of modalities and therapeutic techniques to attain structural alignment, joint fluidity, mobilization and increased circulation. All of this helps greatly to reduce the risk of injury, manage pain, and relieve stress.

Our staying guests will receive an e-mail from Gloria a few weeks before your arrival date with some recommended exercises and stretches you can start implementing before your stay here at California Ski Ranch. Gloria is also available for private therapeutic treatments during your stay.

  • 60-minute structural alignment session is $150
  • 90-minute structural alignment session is $215

These visits must be booked in advance before your stay. Space limited.
If you desire to reserve a private treatment from Gloria during your stay or if you have specific fitness questions about your skiing vacation please contact her directly at

Gloria STAFF