Born and raised in Florida, Farley is a Coastal Master Naturalist, ACA Day Trip Leader, avid SCUBA diver, kayaker, and traveler. After 30 years as an educator in the Northeast, he returned to Florida to continue his love of being in, on, or under the water. Farley has worked as a consultant for Outward Bound, Project Adventure, as well as the federal government. In 2003, he was the recipient of the Red Cross Hero Award. As a volunteer for Paddle Florida, Farley is passionate about the need to protect the natural environment.