Daniel Aaron Francis is a regenerative designer, educator, rites-of-passage guide, storyteller, fly-fisherman, musician and tracker. He hails from the Santa Ana River Watershed, 5 generations deep. He has dedicated the past 20 years to designing and installing regenerative community gardens, orchards, farms and residential homes with a focus on dry-lands water harvesting. Finding transformational and powerful ways to engage youth and community to create ecological awareness, empowerment to redesign, individual and community healing, while bridging the social and environmental issues of our time have been his ultimate design challenge and vocational calling. Over the past 4 years he has focused his attention on studying pan-cultural rite-of-passage work, while leading life changing wilderness intensive programs for both youth and adults in Southern California.