was born and raised in Northern California, spending much of my childhood camping
and four-wheeling with my family in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and along
the Pacific Coast. My love for the outdoors led me to spend my summers backpacking
and exploring the wilderness with family and Boy Scouts, eventually resulting
in the rank of Eagle Scout. At the age of 16, I shifted from the backseat of the
family Toyota Land Cruiser to the driver's seat of my own Jeep CJ-7. It was this
vehicle that I piloted through my college years in Colorado, where I earned a
degree in geophysics and experienced all the Rocky Mountains had to offer.
after graduating from college I moved to Caracas, Venezuela,
where my passion for travel and adventure further developed.
My skills as a photographer and travel writer matured
here as well. From the beaches of Venezuela to the granite
bowls of the Rubicon, it was only natural that I combine
the complimentary interests of four-wheeling, photography,
and writing once returning from South America. Experienced
freelance writers such as Jay Kopycinski, Ned Bacon,
Mark Werkmeister, and Chris Collard have been instrumental
in providing thoughtful advice and support.
coming back to the States, I have lived in California,
Alaska, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, South Dakota, New
Jersey, and Hawaii. When not out on assignment I currently
reside in Reno, Nevada, which provides me with easy
access to vast mountains to the west and deserts to
the east. I can often be found on the trails of the
Sierra Nevada and beyond.