|Dave Shapiro has been paddling and wilderness camping for over 40 years. He has kayaked, canoed and backpacked all over North America. For the last 10 years Dave has led groups of Boy Scouts on wilderness adventures in the US and Canada. Dave currently teaches canoeing and kayaking to children and adults at River Bend Nature Center in Racine, Wisconsin.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Don "Knots" Gasper, call sign Bald Eagle, has always been an avid outdoor enthusiast, fostered by his lifelong commitment to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years, his passion for both have taken him on adventures to wilderness areas all over the world. He is an Eagle Scout and long-time Scoutmaster; proficient in boy scouting adventures and skills including knots and their applications in wilderness and water sport adventures.