Tate grew up in South Carolina then moved to Colorado to explore and ended up with an M.F.A. in creative writing along the way. He found his tribe when he figured out he could make a living guiding folks down rivers and has shunned the idea of a permanent address ever since. His favorite places are the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho and the next place he’s never been. He currently splits his time writing, working for NOLS Wilderness Medicine, and chasing water and fish between the South and the West.