My passion is storytelling and my true love is exploring the world by water. As a storyteller I’ve been mentored by world renowned filmmaker and survival expert, Les Stroud, Survivorman. As an explorer I’ve travelled to over 30 countries around the world. I’ve rowed a boat on the Ganges, built and floated a raft down the length of the Yukon and Mackenzie Rivers, and built and rowed a boat from the top of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
I am currently a member of the prestigious Explorers Club based in New York City and I am a Fellow with the Royal Canadian Geographic Society based in Ottawa. I hold an Undergraduate Degree in Geography from the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo and have a Marketing Strategy Certificate from Cornell University. I previously served as a part-time college instructor for Entrepreneurship and Documentary Filmmaking at Conestoga College and was the Canadian Field Coordinator for Waterkeeper.
Over the years I’ve given talks about my adventures at TEDx McGill in Montreal, the GreenXchange in LA, Columbia University and the Explorers Club in New York City. I’ve also talked to grade three geography classes and entire high schools. I’ve been featured on television on History Television, Canada Am, Breakfast Television, CBS News, Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, and Global’s The Morning Show. I was featured in National Geographic Traveler’s prestigious ‘One on One’ with Keith Bellows regarding my river expeditions.
Recently I created, produced, hosted and directed a 4-part series for History Television called 7 Days In Hell. For the series we travelled and survived in the Yukon, Honduras, Arizona and Manitoba during the winter. Based on historical survival stories, this was my first original concept series. I am currently working on getting my next project off the ground.
All in all, I believe in the power of storytelling and encourage others to explore the outdoors.
See you on the water,
The 7 Days In Hell television commercial.
My Tedx talk about the most profound experiences from the Yukon and Mississippi expedition. Of course, I thought it was a good idea to wear my white shrimping boots for the talk.