About Oru Kayak


Our Team

Team member Anton Willis

Anton Willis


Working late nights and weekends for years, Anton developed the original Oru. Only one sank in the process.

Team member Ardy Sobhani

Ardy Sobhani


After a childhood in Iran and almost capsizing his first time in an Oru Kayak, Ardy co-founded the company.

Team member Jessica Leigh

Jessica Leigh

Operations Director

After growing up in Canada, Jess now lives in SF with her two kids and is active in the local sailing community.

Team member Alex Villalvazo

Alex Villalvazo

Relationship Manager & Logistics

Cool under fire, you can always count on Alex to effortlessly save the day.

Team member Forrest Harvey

Forrest Harvey

Product Manager

A life-long resident of Oakland, Forrest knows the biking and hiking trails in the hills as well as anyone.

Team member Jeffrey Lang

Jeffrey Lang

Marketing & eComm Manager

A proud Oakland native and father of two, Jeffrey enjoys jogging, working out and spending time with family.

Team member Bob Finley

Bob Finley

Director of Finance & Accounting

Meet Bob – boater, baker, financial statement maker.

Team member Jess Anthony

Jess Anthony

Community Liaison

The only thing quicker than Jess's wit is her ability to make connections or whip up a stack of brunch cakes.

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