As a 6-year-old in Fairfax County, Virginia, I began my outdoor adventure career by dragging my army-surplus pup tent to the woods behind my family house. When my family moved to La Jolla, California, I was a teenager and I was able to range the forests, mountains, and beaches, creating some pretty grand and memorable adventures.
Since then, I have been able to live and work in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Washington along with some flat places that I can scarcely remember. This has allowed me the great pleasure of spending absurd amounts of time living and breathing the rock, snow, duff, and dirt.
Thousand Oaks, CA around 1987 to 1990 is where it all began. Sharing my adventures almost feels as good as the trip itself. It started as just showing slides and soon, friends who wanted more than photos, asked me to guide them on my hikes in the Sierra Nevada. That became a habit and I was hooked.