I have a passion for free flowing rivers and streams, and enjoy paddling, swimming, researching, and working to protect them. I look forward to working with other River RATS in 2016 to help share information about important river campaigns with local communities and policy makers. As a river guide, environmental researcher, and water justice advocate, the River RATS program seems to be a great way to meet and connect with like-minded people to do our part to protect the few remaining free flowing rivers (or sections of rivers) in California.