Dennis Fay

Founder, Salty Monkeys

Born and raised in the Torres Strait, Dennis grew up spending as much time in the water as on land. Fishing has always been integral to Torres Strait culture, but as an adult, he has a newfound respect for spearfishing. “It’s by far the most sustainable way to fish,” he reminds us. It also happens to be the most fun.

It’s this balance of adventure and preserving the natural world that became the defining principles of Salty Monkeys. And though he’s lived a full life across the world—whether it was professionally competing in sports in Asia, volunteering for an anti-poaching foundation in Africa, donating fish to local charities, leading soldiers in the military, or working as firefighter—community has always been at the center of each endeavor.

Find out more about Dennis’ charity work