Founder Biography

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I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and discovered my love of being outside from spending summers on the Rideau Lakes near Smiths Falls, Ontario.  I spent 5 seasons guiding canoe trips in Algonquin Park in northern Ontario and teaching paddling and outdoor skills to people of all ages and backgrounds.  I have a biology degree from the University of Guelph and remain a passionate advocate for ensuring the future of our natural environment.

I moved to British Columbia in 2005 and now call Vancouver home.  In 2010, four friends and I paddled from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Ketchikan, Alaska through the Inside Passage along BC’s north coast.  It was on that trip that the idea for Dam Good Trips was born.  I want to get you out paddling, hiking and exploring our beautiful big backyard and in the spring of 2011 I founded Dam Good Trips.  I am a certified guide with the Sea Kayak Guides Alliance of BCan instructor with Paddle Canada and have spent thousands of hours paddling our lakes, rivers and oceans and hiking our peaks.

I have traveled, hiked, paddled, skied, taken anything with wheels and have ridden most things with legs all over Canada and to dozens of countries internationally.  I am a graduate of the Banff Adventure Filmmakers course and my film, No Experience Required about our 2010 expedition to Alaska has been shown at local and international film festivals including the Vancouver Mountain Film Festival and the Mammoth Film Festival. I have written feature articles for newspapers and magazines including the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province and Real Travel Magazine.  Check out the DGT trailer and drop a line and say hi.

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