Samuel Dakin grew up in California and currently lives in Sebastopol, Sonoma County with his wife, Skye Dakin (born and raised in Australia) and the youngest 2 of his 6 children. He owns a family ranch in Mendocino and a home in Ashland, Oregon where he is a board member and supporter of the Ashland Shakespeare Festival. Sam is an avid naturalist, diver, hiker and lover of the ocean, and has a wealth of information about the natural world. He is a docent, past board member and generous benefactor of Audubon Canyon Ranch and Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen, CA. He was an early investor in Lagunitas Brewery Co. and maintains strong connections there. He is a supporter of “Living with Lions” a non-profit project that tags and tracks mountain lions in Sonoma and surrounding counties. He is passionate about the environment and especially ocean conservation having traveled and dived in many places worldwide.