Growing up in the country near Napanee, Ontario, I spent most of my time outdoors exploring the neighbouring woods, fishing and hunting with my father and just enjoying the outdoors. In high school I enrolled in the Outdoor Education class and from the first canoe lesson (in a pool), I was hooked. Throughout my high school years, I went on multiple canoe and hiking trips and I learned a great deal about survival techniques.
After graduating high school I took Recreation and Leisure Services in college where I learned more about outdoor survival. Now I mostly paddle in the Ottawa/Gatineau region but every chance I get I’m jumping into a canoe and pushing off.