I am a Laramie, WY born and raised trail runner, biker, hiker, explorer, creator, and maker who left behind the pronghorn and snowcapped mountains for the California sun and ocean of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. I entered as a mechanical engineer who was destined to create the next gizmo that would transform the world, and I left with a BA in a then new interdisciplinary degree called Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies with concentrations in Appropriate Technology and Integrated Environmental Design with a minor in Sustainable Environments.
After a year of inspiring work for iFixit and a sojourn on the John Muir Trail, my passion and love for public lands and the environment lead me to grad school to pursue a masters in Community and Regional Planning. I’ve spend the past two years calling Eugene, OR home while studying at the University of Oregon and escaping to the snowy volcanoes as often as possible. I graduated in June of 2017 and I am currently enjoying a largely carefree summer in the Pacific Northwest. Next up is a job with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Forest Service Collaboratives outside of Hood River, OR where I will be supporting collaborative land management planning and informed decision making.
I place strong value on friendship and community and believe in cultivating both with handmade pizza (which I make a lot), quality French press coffee (which I drink a lot), craft beer (which I spend too much on), games of cribbage (I can teach you), and communal dinners (I like cooking for people).
On this site you’ll find a collection of my writings, trail races, trip reports, and other projects.