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Family

There are only three people in the world willing to travel this country while living in a minivan with me. These three are the most important humans in my life.

Mycology

Hunting mushrooms in South Dakota is a bit of an obsession. I’m not sure what I enjoy more; finding wild morels or hearing my son remind me that they are actually called morchella esculenta.

Nature

Growing up on a farm in the middle-of-nowhere South Dakota meant that I learned how to live in a world surrounded by nature.

In my early 20’s I traveled all over America to climb and backpack in some of the most beautiful environments that I could imagine.

With the arrival of my children I’ve come to appreciate our local ecology and our daily adventures into the wild. Nothing in this world makes me happier than hanging with my two boys outdoors.

Reading

I am obsessed with books especially topics of anthropology, health, and human behavior. “I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so they have made me.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cycling

No other hobby has stuck with me so intensely as cycling. I’ve lived car free, ridden in every imaginable weather, worked at a bike shop, raced road and cyclocross, enjoyed many road group rides and mtb friends, toured, bikepacked, custom built all of my own bicycles, AND taught my son how to shred.

Photography

These days it seems like everyone is a photographer. However, I bring a wild perspective that can only be attained through obsessive amounts of being in nature. See the world through my eyes:

Fitness

With the arrival of my first son I realized I could no longer rely on my youthful metabolism and active freedom to stay in shape. I became obsessed.

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