Having grown up in the PNW, an escape to the great outdoors has almost always been as easy as opening my front door and stepping out. While I share a great love for many types of outdoor activities (and somehow found a way to get a college degree in outdoor recreation), my favorite place to be is on or around rivers. I have been a professional river guide for many years, four of those years spent leading Wilderness Therapy River trips for various groups. My philosophy on recreation is that adventure has little value and impact on others if not shared. I have shared my passion for outdoor recreation through teaching, guiding, speaking and writing of my experiences with any and all who care to lend an ear.