dean.biopic.500x500Rivers are places of peace and extreme happiness for me. Memories of playing in small creeks as a child are now intertwined with beautiful experiences while paddling, fishing, or exploring rivers. My goal is to learn effective methods of motivating people to experience the joy of being on and around rivers. By connecting people with the wildness and beauty of California’s rivers, I hope that they will be more apt to protect them from threats that seem to be around every bend and down every fork.