Holding dual citizenship, with an American mother and a Kiwi step-father, my life has been one of constant motion and a funky accent. The journey started in a Southern U.S. town outside Atlanta, Georgia. Free-range would sum up my childhood, with days spent hiking in 'the woods' with my dog, building shanty tree forts, fishing, boating, hunting, 'Sweet Tea', and riding my bike 'til the fireflies lit up the evening sky. In many respects it was an idyllic childhood. When I was 11, my mother and I moved from (semi) rural America to metropolitan Australia. There I would spend the next decade embracing the laid back Australian lifestyle and culture. 'Flip flops' became 'thongs', the metric system was a thing, and words like breakfast and afternoon were quickly shortened to 'brekkie' and 'arvo'. Over the years I learned to appreciate Vegemite, a well made 'flat white', Tim Tams, the pristine beaches, banter, and many other Australian customs. I can well and truly say I identify as an Aussie now too, though despite frequent return trips 'across the ditch' to visit American relatives, and time spent interning in California, I yearned for an extended experience stateside. Following a slightly extended gap year living and working in New Zealand’s rugged and remote Fiordland, three months backpacking around Japan, and a stint with NGO's in South East Asia, I journeyed back across the Pacific to Salt Lake City to broaden my academics at the University of Utah. In the process I connected with a motley community of "adventurous" folk, forming lifelong bonds through shared outdoor experiences. This outlet provided a chance to expand on my keen love for the outdoors, and develop a repertoire of technical and teamwork skills in skiing, guiding, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, and mountain biking, amongst other activities. These skills have allowed me to get as close as possible to the action, perform comfortably in remote locations and adverse weather, and gain an intimate understanding of the outdoor culture and industry. I'm currently work between North America and Asia Pacific, with a home base in the American West.