|Kevin Callan (aka The Happy Camper) is the author of 18 books; his latest being Once Around Algonquin: An Epic Canoe Journey. He is an award winning writer and a keynote speaker at outdoor events across North America. Kevin is also a regular guest on several television morning shows and CBC Radio. He has won several film awards, writes a column for Paddling Magazine and Explore Magazine. Kevin was listed one of the top 100 modern day explorers by the Canadian Geographical Society. He was also made Patron Paddler for Paddle Canada. Check out his web site at www.kevincallan.com and YouTube channel KCHappyCamper.
Cliff Jacobson is one of North America's most respected outdoors writers and wilderness paddlers. He is a retired environmental science teacher, an outdoors skills instructor, a canoeing and camping consultant, and the author of more than a dozen top-selling books and a popular video on canoeing and camping. His flaghsip book, Canoeing Wild Rivers, 5th Edition is the premier text for canoeing wilderness rivers. His new "teen" book, Justin Cody's Race To Survival, combines a fictional wilderness survival adventure with practical outdoor skills-a first for books of this type. Cliff is a distinguished Eagle Scout, a recipient of the American Canoe Association's prestigious Legends of Paddling Award and a member of the ACA Hall of Fame.
John Van Barriger is an award-winning writer/photographer and correspondent for Paddling Adventures Radio. A lifelong outdoors enthusiast, the Wisconsin resident considers himself outrageously lucky to have paddled, hiked, camped, backpacked, biked, motorcycled or gone scuba diving on five continents. He is president of The Outdoor Kind, LLC, a company founded specifically to conduct outdoors safety-education outreach and raise funds for rural and wilderness first responders. He organized the 2018 Yukon Journey Charitable Canoe and Kayak Expedition, and will return to the historic river with a focus on student education in summer 2020.