I grew up in a bicultural household across two countries. My mother, an American originally from the New York area, and my step-father a Kiwi (New Zealander) with family ties to Australia, shaped this upbringing. That journey started just outside Atlanta, Georgia however. 'Free-range' could describe my youth, with entire days spent roaming outdoors. When I was 11 my family swapped 'East Coasts', relocating to metropolitan Queensland, Australia. There I would spend the next decade embracing the Aussie lifestyle and ocean based culture. 'Flip flops' became 'thongs', I picked up the metric system, ocker slang, and learned to appreciate Vegemite the right way (as well as skol a beer, eventually). I can well and truly say I identify as both a Yank & an Aussie now. Despite frequent return trips 'across the ditch' to visit U.S. relatives however, and time spent interning at a talent agency in Venice, California, I yearned for an extended experience stateside again. Following a prolonged 'gap year' living and working in New Zealand’s rugged and remote Fiordland National Park, three months backpacking around Japan, sea kayak guiding in Australia, and time spent on a PR project with UNICEF in South East Asia, I journeyed across the Pacific yet again to Salt Lake City on a university exchange. There I broadened my academics at the University of Utah via the Queensland College of Art, graduating (eventually) with a Bachelor's in Creative Advertising & Photojournalism. In the process I connected with a motley community of adventurous folk. This outlet provided a chance to expand on my already keen love for the outdoors, while continuing to develop technical and teamwork skills in alpine and backcountry skiing, wilderness guiding, rafting, and cycling. Those skills have allowed me to get as close as possible to the action, perform comfortably in remote locations and adverse weather across the globe, and look after talent and crew on set. After a fair bit of travel and relocation, I now call Seattle, WA home, working for Helly Hansen.