Colin Doherty has been kayaking in the San Juan Islands for 20 years. As a child, he tagged along on many canoe, river kayak, and sea kayak trips with family and family friends. He has a deep love for the natural world, which led to a B.S. in botany from the University of Washington. Colin is also a graduate of Lopez High School (class of 1992, 9 people in the class!!). This offers a unique island perspective. He has Wilderness First Aid and Red Cross CPR certification, BCU 4 Star training, BCU Coach training, whitewater kayak training and experience, and a passion for open coast expeditions.