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Greg Hatten

WoodenBoat Adventures
Saint Joseph
Greg Hatten is a consumer products consultant and micro influencer in the Outdoor Adventure space. He lives two lives, really…… after twenty years with Hallmark Cards and a handful of years as a retailer out in Oregon, he combines that experience to help companies and entrepreneurs think creatively, develop new product concepts, launch new products, build brands, and get products retail ready. It’s work that requires “out of the box’ thinking and problem solving experience and has many rewards. In the Outdoor Adventure space, Greg builds handcrafted wooden boats and runs them on wild and scenic rivers in some of the most remote and breathtaking places in North America. Those river adventures are described in feature articles, social media, blogs, instagram posts, podcasts, and on the speaking circuit where he combines his passion with a purpose - to remind people to keep the wild and scenic rivers “wild”. He has retraced the bootprints and oar strokes of historic mountain men and explorers like Jim Bridger, John Day, Lewis and Clark, and John Wesley Powell exploring rivers like the Colorado through the Grand Canyon, the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho, and most of the wild and scenic rivers in the Pacific Northwest. He has given presentations all over the world and has been featured on a PBS segment about wooden boats on wild rivers. Greg has written several feature articles for Wooden Boat Magazine and has been published in a number of outdoor magazines. Greg and his wife Janet live in the historic river town of St. Joseph, Mo where many historic adventures in the 1800's began - Lewis and Clark,  the Oregon Trail, and the Pony Express to name a few.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, September 10

12:30pm PDT