He’s a campaigner, photographer, adventurer, and storyteller.
At age 16, he founded a charitable environmental organization for Canadian teenagers that was focused on assisting the Haida indigenous people in protecting the ancient temperate rainforests of Haida Gwaii, an archipelago located in the North Pacific Ocean. Since then, he has started three additional environmental youth leadership organizations as well as co-creating a global young leaders program for WWF, the world's largest nature conservation organization.
The charitable organizations and projects he has spearheaded have collectively involved thousands of young people in helping to secure our threatened planet and support indigenous peoples in protecting their societies. He has a particular interest in northern Canada, the Amazon rainforest, Borneo, Madagascar, and the world’s oceans. For his efforts, he has received several distinctions, including becoming one of the youngest laureates of the United Nations Global 500 Roll of Honour.
He has expertise in organizing and leading travel programs, particularly those in remote locations. More than 1,500 people have participated in the expeditions and travel experiences he has created worldwide.
Examples of his photography and writings are found on this website.