|John Fritzell is a Wisconsin native who currently resides in Appleton, WI where he is employed in the financial services industry. In addition to being a father and husband, John enjoys playing in small craft on the lakes and rivers of northwestern and northeastern Wisconsin. John also has severe Charcot Marie Tooth disease (a form of muscular dystrophy) which challenges him every day, but which hasn't kept him from experiencing much of what the midwest outdoors has to offer (including fishing, hunting and paddling). John has participated in numerous paddling events with his friends in the Northeastern Wisconsin Paddlers club (NEWP) and Team River Runner (Green Bay) among others and relishes the softer launch sites which don't scrape up his feet & knees.
Ken Braband is a freelance writer and Green Bay chapter co-leader of Team River Runner along with chapter co-leader Daren Barrett. Ken is an ACA level 4 sea kayak instructor and level 3 river running instructor and holds the ACA adaptive paddling endorsement.