Grand Canyon OUttasight Safety Boater
Dave served in the U.S. Navy for 29 years, holding numerous positions of leadership, leading to a unique understanding of veteran issues. As the National Program Director, Dave provides oversight to over 60 chapters. Dave wrote and currently teaches the leadership curriculum for Wounded and Disabled Veterans in Team River Runner Chapters. Dave Coordinates over 10 regional clinics every year for the last five years
Dave started kayaking in 1992 after rafting the Grand Canyon with a commercial outfitter. Since then he has become an accomplished paddler receiving the British Canoe Union 5 star paddler and level 4 coach as well as being a level 4 ACA instructor. When not leading on TRR clinics can most often be found paddling white water in Idaho. Favorite run; Little Salmon, South Fork of the Payette Canyon Run
Dave's thoughts on the trip!
“This TRR Grand Canton sets a new precedent for kayaking. Lonnie Bedwell opened the door through TRR to be the first blind paddler to run the Grand Canyon. Now, to have 5 visually impaired paddlers individually take on the Canyon and to be able to assist in this trip is truly amazing and historic. I feel honored to help. “