Though I’m originally from flat-land Iowa, the Colorado outdoors has played an important part in my life. I have climbed through Cliff House at Mesa Verde National Park, hiked and camped in Rocky Mountain National Park, breathed the cold, crisp air at the top of Mount Evans and slid down the dunes at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Colorado has been calling me for many years.
From an early age, I have been interested in the outdoors and the experiences that come with it. As people’s lives become more complicated and stressful, recreation can be a catalyst for change. I would like to be part of that process by showing people the fun, camaraderie, environmental awareness and personal growth and fitness that can be experienced and achieved through time spent in the outdoors. I am a veteran of the United States Navy who has spent five years stationed in Japan and Guam. During my years in the Navy I gained experience working with different cultures.
In 2017, I graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado with a degree in Adventure Education. In the future, I aspire to work with veterans and help them find solace in the outdoors. In my spare time, I enjoy DJing, road-tripping, mountain biking, backpacking and visiting as many national parks as possible.