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It's been a privilege to work with a growing list of international clientele ranging from corporate to grassroots.
Clients have included UNICEF, Campos Coffee, The North Face, Red Bull, Freeride World Tour, The University of Utah, National Parks Traveler, American Alpine Club, Pac 12 NCAA, ChildFund Laos, Fujifilm, Backcountry, Trojan Holdings (NZ Ski), Goal Zero, Visit Idaho, Nat Geo Adventure, Ford, Utah Tourism, Ski Utah, Tesoro Corporation, and Evapco.
My journey started in the South. Depending on your geographical location and nationality, that may mean different things. To be specific, I was born in Georgia, USA.
As a "Southern boy" I grew up outside with the woods on my doorstep, and a coon dog as a companion. I’d spend hours after school exploring and riding my bike until the fireflies lit up the dense pine scented air. The weekends were full of backyard football, church on Sunday, and pontooing in the Summer. Biscuits came with gravy, and BBQ generally meant slow cooked pork perfection. In many respects it was an idyllic and picturesque American childhood.
When I was 11 my family moved to Brisbane, Australia. I would spend the next decade embracing Australian lifestyle and culture. Flip flops became thongs, the metric system was a thing, and words like breakfast and afternoon were shortened to breakie and arvo. In Australia a BBQ, or "barbie", is really more of a social gathering than a food group too. Oh and the backyard football? It became footy, as in rugby, though technically rugby league. The terminology depends on what part of Australia you're in! Don't get me started on AFL. Different conversation. Anyways, I can well and truly say I'm an Aussie now, mate.
That said, while return trips to the U.S. where frequent, I yearned for an extended experience, the mountains, and proper Mexican food. So in my 20’s I journeyed back across the Pacific to Salt Lake City to broaden my academic studies at the University of Utah. I fell in love in the American West, in more ways than one.
Whilst working and studying I built a community of lifelong friends through shared outdoor experiences. I also expanded my athletic, technical, and team management skills, becoming proficient in skiing, guiding, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and other outdoor pursuits which allow me to get as close as possible to the action. I utilize this skill set every day and picked up a camera along the way.