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Long-term plans also include boat trips. “There are some pretty spectacular cliffs on both sides of the property. It really is a pretty incredible coastline,” said Cullen, 35, from Hamburg and a graduate of Bishop Timon High School, who earned a master’s degree from the University of Buffalo in Urban and Regional Planning.
The partners work through 42 Lake Erie LLC, whose ownership includes Cullen, his wife Christian Edie, as well as Gene and Matt Tundo. An affiliate company owned by Cullen and his wife, SUP Erie Adventures LLC, will manage recreational programming.
“The goal of this project is to create a world-class waterfront destination in the village of Silver Creek on land that has been vacant for over a decade,” the development team wrote in its application. “This project will have huge positive impacts on the village and its surroundings.
SUP Erie already offers water sports like stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and kitesurfing in Sunset Bay and Mickey Rats, and Cullen said he and his wife have spent the past four years teaching these sports in Maui, Hawaii, for a long time. part of the year. The couple – who have two young children – own a catamaran sailboat they lived on in the Florida Keys last year.
His new venture stems from his graduate studies at UB, funded by a scholarship from the Prentice Foundation and focused on using adventure sports tourism to foster ecosystems and economic development.