Ask me how absorbently puffy a diaper gets when you jump out of a canoe into the Madawaska River. Yes, I’ve been playing in whitewater for that long. I grew up in the Ontario paddling town of Palmer Rapids, where my parents published Rapid and Paddling Magazine. After summer camp, at 13, I joined a Black Feather trip down the Broken Skull River, NWT, and I was hooked on the North. You may also find me useful as a safety kayaker when you fall out of your raft on the Ottawa River, or if you need to be shown around the mountains in Revelstoke, BC, where I’ve spent the last two winters selling skis and gear and finishing school. Life goals: Do cool stuff… with cool people.