Weston Boyles is an adventurer, filmmaker and avid conservationist who in 2012 founded Ríos to Rivers, an environmental activist exchange program that brings young people from different countries and cultures together to protect wild rivers.
Through many years of living and working in South America, he has developed a network of friends and collaborators who are critical in creating meaningful youth exchanges between imperiled rivers. He strongly believes that listening to the local community leaders, creating space for them take the lead, and working with humility is critical for successful exchanges. Weston is fluent in Spanish and is an expert whitewater kayaker. He is also my neighbor in the Patagonian region of Aysen.