About

I grew up in South-East Michigan on a small hobby farm. As a kid I enjoyed being outside and over-involved in after school programs, activities, and sports.
Nothing much changed as an adult. 

 
 Cotopaxi Region of Ecuador. I saw more waterfalls then I could count traveling through this country. 

Cotopaxi Region of Ecuador. I saw more waterfalls then I could count traveling through this country. 

I love water! Not only do I take my water bottle with me at all times, but I pilgrim to any body of water whenever I can. From living around the great lakes my entire life to seeking out the best surfing or snorkeling spots for vacation, I have a long-term goal to help fix our natural waters by ridding them of harmful plastic.  

 Excited to be on a Sahara Desert sand dune, no one tells you they are a 3 hour drive from the closest 'town'. 

Excited to be on a Sahara Desert sand dune, no one tells you they are a 3 hour drive from the closest 'town'. 

When I travel, I like to take the path less traveled. I am fond of backpacking and even solo traveling. I look for experiences where I can learn about the history and culture of an area as well as give back to the community. 
Most recently, my travels have taken me to Ecuador, Spain, Morocco, and Nicaragua.  

 There are never any good photos of people who are racing... here is one of me biking elsewhere.   

There are never any good photos of people who are racing... here is one of me biking elsewhere. 
 

I am a to-do list kind of person. I enjoy working out schedules and timelines. I even geek out over timelines in my personal life, like when I set a blocking training schedule to prepare for a triathlon or set a six-month training plan to to run a marathon.