Don runs Seattle Adventure Sports, an organization focused on outdoor skills and competencies. He is a passionate outdoorsman, whether leading wilderness survival classes, working with kids, expedition canoeing or surfing the sea. He feels most at home around boats and on the water. In 2014, Don completed a 37 day circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. He has been fortunate to guide in Alaska, Patagonia and the San Juan Islands, as well as explore Norway and Spain, and many other places via kayak and canoe. In the past year Don has had the pleasure to coach and explore in British Columbia, Maine, Chile, California, Oregon, and of course in his home waters of Washington.
Don has managed to work in and explore some unbelievably beautiful places with some incredible people. Don's current leadership and coaching qualifications include: Advanced Sea Kayak Leader, Open Canoe Leader, UKCC L2 Coach with a Moderate Water Endorsement Canoe, and he is a practicing Wilderness EMT. Don tries to blur the line between work and play, and seems to have ended up with a pretty fun line to walk along in his life. He is looking forward to helping you reach your adventure goals.