Nate Dappen co-owns an award-winning documentary production company called Day’s Edge Productions where they specialize in telling stories about science, nature, conservation and adventure. His images, films, and books have been featured by organizations like National Geographic, The Washington Post and many others. When he's not on the road, he lives in Ocean Beach San Diego where he spends his free time surfing with his wife, Amanda and hanging out with his two dogs, Moose and Mola.
In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some of the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and the 1974 adventure became legend in our family - shaping who we’ve become, how we view our parents, and how our parents view themselves.