Kenn was born with a restless and adventurous spirit in Rhode Island on the east coast of the United States, where he spent his time wandering between the ocean and rivers. His travels eventually landed him in Alaska where he mushed dog teams and became a wilderness kayak guide. For over two and a half decades, Kenn has led hundreds of paddling trips throughout remote and pristine areas of Alaska, the NWT of Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, and Antarctica. Kenn enjoys cycling and hiking as well, having pedalled across North America, New Zealand, and the Hawaiian Islands, and hiking the Appalachian Trail. Currently, Kenn spends his winters working in Antarctica as a history lecturer and zodiac driver, and he spends summers guiding in Southeast Alaska. Gregarious and easy-going, Kenn makes his home between the mountains and sea, at the mouth of Glacier Bay in Gustavus, Alaska.