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.
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.
Hunting mushrooms in South Dakota is a bit of an obsession. I’m not sure what I enjoy more; finding a new mushroom or hearing my youngest yell “DADOO!” as he points at a mushroom that I missed.
I am obsessed with books especially topics of anthropology, health, futurology, 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
“…anyone who thinks one book has all the answers hasn’t read enough books.” ~Brian K Vaughan
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.
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:
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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