Gavin came to Thunder Bay in 2010 to study Outdoor Recreation at Lakehead University and fell in love with Northern Ontario and its people. He loves the tranquility of a silent paddle, the taste of a home-cooked meal, creative writing, and the satisfaction of hard work. He relishes in any opportunity to get his hands dirty and working with others in the process. He comes from several seasons lumbering through the lakes and woods of Quetico Provincial Park as a ranger and youth leader. He smiles a lot, he laughs a lot, and believes in the power of belonging and connection.