Gabe is a designer, photographer, and outdoor adventurer living in the Pacific Northwest.
Product Design & UXBecause every product should deliver a rewarding user experience.
Web & Software
Gabe has been designing software for successful startups and leading brands for well over a decade. His expertise spans all aspects of visual design, user experience design (UX), UI design, interaction design (IxD), usability testing, and qualitative & quantitative research methods. His work has appeared on TechCrunch, readwrite.com, and other tech news outlets.
Gabe's background in mechanical engineering, user experience design, and usability testing combined with his passion for the outdoors naturally translates to product development and testing of the kinds of gear and equipment he uses on his adventures.
Outdoor AdventureInspiring others with uncommonly ambitious family adventures.
Gabe has been pursuing wilderness adventure for more than two decades. A climber, backpacker, and skier, he loves the alpine, and is at home on mountain tops, in remote wilderness areas, and on infrequently traveled routes. His wife Linette and their eight year old son Ethan participate in most adventures. They ultimately hope to promote a love for wild areas, and inspire others to pursue outdoor adventure.
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 Gabe wrote for the REI Blog to learn more.
Short Bursts of Wilderness
Where Gabe occasionally writes about their adventures in story form. Cross country travel and off-trail navigation, bushwhacking, and mountaineering with a child feature prominently.
Photography & Writing
Gabe's love for photography began in high school with a manual 35mm SLR. He's been making photographs ever since, telling stories with the images he captures of people exploring mountainous places. His work has been published in both web and print.
Gabe is available for adventure thememed editorial or commercial assignments.
Prints & Licensing
For inquiries about republishing or acquiring rights to a story on this site, or to discuss a writing assignment, contact Gabe.
Gabe began designing and building backpacks to outfit his family on their adventures, being unhappy with the vast majority of commercially available packs. His packs are designed for lightweight travel in rugged environments and are sometimes available to purchase by request.