I’m an independent soul, someone who often marches to the beat of his own drummer (even when I’ve got the beat wrong). I try to think for myself, and learn by reading and observing, talking to people, trying to see things from ground level.
I studied history in university, and even though my career and life path has taken me away from that (I’m a freelance corporate communications consultant and writer—visit my LinkedIn profile or reach out via my Contact Me page if you’d like to learn more), it still very much influences my worldview. I tend to see connections (across the years, across cultures, across apparently unrelated concepts), interrelatedness and complexity where others might prefer to simplify.
I spend as much time as possible outdoors, and I live in Boulder, Colo. (since 2014) so I have many amazing outdoor opportunities. Being outside (whether miles from nowhere in the backcountry or just walking in the city) is a crucial part of my being. It’s fair to say that my “religion” (as much as I have any) is the world in which we live — all of it (yes, even the @!$#* mosquitos).
I’m a Canadian-American who’s lived in the U.S. since 1995. I love the U.S. and the opportunity it’s given me (not just to have a great career, but also because I’ve made so many amazing friends down here), but being Canadian still informs much of how I look at things. And I’m married to a German woman, and love to travel—so needless to say, I tend to look at things rather globally.
I don’t travel in the package tourist sense. I like to get down and dirty. Some of my favorite experiences have involved getting lost. Sometimes only by getting lost can you “get found.” Learn more about what travel means to me.