Taylor’s wilderness journey began as a 3-year-old when Lin & Al dragged him deep into the Yukon wilderness! He hiked the Chilkoot Trail at age 7 and promptly won a public speaking contest titled Klondike Gold Rush! At age of 14, Taylor worked for Canoe North Adventures as a porter. He has graduated from the Adventure Studies Program at Thompson Rivers University with a Diploma in River Guiding in canoes, rafts, and kayaks, having achieved specialized training in Wilderness First Aid, Search & Rescue, Swift-Water Rescue and Hiking. Taylor is a keen fly-fisherman, avid hiker and dedicated whitewater specialist and these passions have inspired him to explore wilderness regions of New Zealand, central Europe and more recently South America. As a thirty-something, Taylor has an impressive resume of northern river journeys spanning thousands of river-miles – way more than his Dad had experienced at that age!