A friend told me I needed to meet someone and gave me the address to Soul River Runs Deep. I was told Chad was an extraordinary person, military vet, and a designer. So I was not surprised, upon my arrival, to be met by such a kindred spirit. He has risen from the darkness of PTSD and, out on river, found his solace in fly-fishing. Today he pours his energy into connecting Portland's youth and its veterans to one another as well as nature. His non-profit and apparel line continue to make the outdoors more accessible.