I’m a bit of a writer with a big traveling problem. I’m a native Coloradan, but for some silly reason I continue to abandon my incredible home state for one adventure or another. One word sums up nearly all my interests and hobbies: Outside. I love to rock climb, bike, run, swim, camp, and above all, I’m obsessed with wandering up tall mountains. I come from a family of 4 boys and 4 girls (scary I know), and although it seems I’d be sick of talking to people after the small army of kids I grew up with, I still love meeting new people wherever I go. Among the many items on my bucket list, climbing the 7 Summits (the highest peak on each continent) is always at the top.
I love sunshine, hot yoga and reading. I could eat Thai food & Sushi everyday for the rest of my life. Rock climbing is always a good idea. So is sharing a bottle of wine. I have FOMO (fear of missing out)— but I’d to think that’s only because I don’t want to waste one moment of this beautiful life. I dislike monotony more than just about anything- as a result I’ve lived in four countries and countless states in four years, and I’m about to add another country to the list. Exploring the world and discovering new cultures are my passions. Someday I hope to learn Arabic. Right now I’m working on my Spanish. I’m a journalist and I love everything journalism stands for. Above all, I want to stay wild, happy and free.
We’ve been on an adventure since day one. We’ve bounced from the foothills of Boise, Idaho, where we met at Boise State University, to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. We roamed from the rugged outback of Australia, to the lush rain forests of New Zealand.
We’ve been lost amidst Singapore skyscrapers, and have found ourselves on the pristine beaches of Fiji. We wandered the small island of Tasmania with little more than sleeping bags and pb&j’s. We’ve climbed to the tops of mountains together, and dove below the surface to see the Great Barrier Reef… and we’re only warming up.
We got engaged October 2012 in the Angkor Wat temples of Cambodia, and were married in the Colorado Rockies September 20, 2014. Long ago we made each other a promise: a promise to never to let our lives get too routine. To never slip into the rut that so many seem to find themselves in once they’ve joined the dreaded, “real world.” It’s a promise we can happily say we have never forgotten, and one we will continue to strive to uphold.