I am a designer, writer, photographer, and outdoor adventurer based in the western United States.
Clients & Sponsors
Product Design & UX
I have been designing software for successful startups and leading brands for well over a decade. My expertise spans all aspects of visual design, user experience design (UX), UI design, interaction design (IxD), usability testing, and qualitative & quantitative research methods. My work has appeared on TechCrunch, readwrite.com, and other tech news outlets.
My background in mechanical engineering, user experience design, and usability testing combined with a passion for the outdoors naturally translates to product development and testing of the kinds of gear and equipment I use on my adventures.
I began designing and building backpacks to outfit my family on our adventures, being unhappy with the vast majority of commercially available packs. My packs are designed for lightweight travel in rugged environments and are sometimes available to purchase by request.
I have been pursuing outdoor adventures for more than two decades. A climber, backpacker, and skier, I love mountain environments. My wife Linette and our eleven year old son Ethan participate in most adventures. We ultimately hope to promote a love for wild areas, and inspire others to get outside.
Adventuring with Kids
Having a son brought a whole new perspective to outdoor adventure. Fresh challenges, never-ending teaching opportunities, and a photogenic companion to name a few. Check out the series of articles I wrote for the REI Blog to learn more.
Photography & Writing
My love for photography began in high school with a manual 35mm SLR. I've been making photographs ever since, telling stories with the images I capture of people exploring the outdoors. My work has been published in both web and print.
Most of the photographs on this site and on Instagram and Flickr are available to purchase as prints or for commercial license. For inquiries about republishing or acquiring rights to a story on this site, or to discuss a writing assignment, contact me.