Eugene Buchanan is the former Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Paddler magazine and founder of www.paddlinglife.net. A former ski patrol, kayak instructor and raft guide, he has written about the outdoors for more than 20 years, from working the Beijing Olympics for NBC to writing for ESPN.com. A contributing editor for Canoe & Kayak magazine, his articles have been published in the New York Times, Men's Journal, Sports Afield, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Forbes Life, Adventure Journal, Skiing, Powder, Bike and other national publications. A member of New York's Explorer's Club, his passion for traveling and writing has taken him to more than 30 countries on six of the seven continents. His first book, Brothers on the Bashkaus, was released by Fulcrum Publishing in April 2007. His second book,Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids (Heliconia Press, 2010) won the gold medal from the Living Now Book Awards. He lives with his wife, Denise, and two daughters, Brooke, 4, and Casey, 8, in Steamboat Springs, Colo., just a block away from the Yampa River, the last remaining free-flowing tributary to the Colorado River.