I am the sort of person who very frequently ponders who I am. "What do you like to do?" is a question that asks a usually rather small part of who someone is. But as a doer, I feel that the activities I love are a hugely defining piece of my existence.

I like to connect with landscapes. I don't feel happiest in crowds, in civilization, or alone. I'm the best version of myself when I'm outdoors with people I love. I like deserts and mountains. I like to be far from society, and I like to be there for a long time. Multiple days, preferably. I don't like to sit still. I like to move. Movement engages my body, makes me feel healthy and free, and gets me to places few people go.

I don't like to have motors move me, I like to move myself. Movement via my feet and hands is the most obvious and simple method, and I find this infinitely entertaining. Hiking, running, and best of all - scrambling - those are what make me feel alive. But I don't like to let it stop there.

Sometimes I use tools to add to the joy and efficiency of movement in certain types of landscapes. Bikes, skis, packrafts, and ropes are my choices, and I have been set on those for quite a while now. Bikes and skis are perhaps my favorites and where I seek to push my limits the most. Due to where I live, skis and packrafts are my least frequented. Ropes have been a big part of my life and get me to some of the most unbelievable places, but they scare me. To be honest, I like to avoid them. I prefer to trust my body, and employ ropes only where necessary. Rafting rivers can be the most relaxing or the most terrifying. At this point in my life, I prefer to keep it to the former. I desperately want to be able to focus on skiing, but Arizona makes that hard. Yes we have snow. But we also have a lot of other things to do in winter.

I most frequently do these things with my awesome wife, Joelle. We have been married since October 2019 and have lived in a tiny house in Flagstaff together since May 2019. Outside of recreation, we enjoy the pursuit of simple, sustainable living and are endlessly searching for ways to make a positive impact on those around us through meaningful careers, and sharing our passions with others.