Kicking it off
Ever since I was a child, I have sought out adventure. Whether I was tromping through the woods, scrambling up peaks in the Sierra or surfing choppy windswell on the Carolina coast, I spent my days dreaming of venturing out to the most beautiful, remote parts of the world. In 2004 I moved to Yosemite Valley to spend a summer in the heart of my favorite mountain range, the Sierra Nevada. One day after work, a friend invited me to try rock climbing. I tied in for the first time, grunted up a short climb and looked back to see Half Dome bathed in late evening light. I was hooked for life. Now an adult, I live in Berkeley, California and am still pursuing those childhood dreams of adventure through climbing, skiing, surfing and travel. Now I have a new dream: making adventure my life.