I'm originally from Brunswick, Maine, and if you've never been there, yes, it's a beautiful place. And if you've never even heard of it, no it's not in Canada (I get that a lot). I spent a lot of time outside with my father as a kid. I didn't always appreciate it, but I'd say I do now, and will gladly torture my own children when the time comes.
Somehow landed in California when my mom met a man in a beer garden in Germany. I attended high school there, and made some life long friends, and then headed north for San Francisco around 2005. The rest is history.