Danielle Katz (she/her)
Co-founder and Director
Rivers run through Danielle’s blood. At four months of age, Danielle took one of the last runs down the Stanislaus River before it was dammed. At 14 she became a river guide, regularly working trips on the Klamath, Rogue, and Tatshenshini-Alsek in Alaska for James Henry River Journeys. In 2009 she paddled her first river from source to sea; 2,271 miles down the length of the Mississippi for the non-profit What About Blue, raising funds to build wells and sanitation projects in Rwanda. Inspired to connect more communities to rivers and each other from source to sea, she co-founded RFC in 2011. She has since completed several StS journeys including on the Tuolumne, Sacramento, Yuba, San Joaquin, and Androscoggin to name a few. She has an MBA in Environmental Management and is the founder of Source to Sea Productions. She loves inspiring people to connect with the water in their lives, sharing her passion for rivers, and increasing Source to Sea literacy.