For my job, I work for a friend's business promoting local cultural, artistic, and community events in Denver.
I grew up in New Jersey, but I have mostly recovered from the experience. My parents retired to Tucson along with three of my five siblings, so Tucson is where I go to visit my family now.
I left my car in a one hour parking zone when I took off for a five month thru hike of the Appalachian Trail. Now I get around by foot, bicycle or public transportation. I sometimes go for longer bicycle rides and I enjoy hiking, backpacking and mountaineering.
In 2007, I became the 16th person to finish climbing all of the 637 Colorado mountains over 13,000 feet.
In 2008, I thru hiked the 2,180 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.
In 2009, I backpacked the 480 mile Colorado Trail.
In 2011, I thru hiked the 2,660 mile Pacific Crest Trail.
In the spring of 2013, I thru hiked the 800 mile Arizona Trail.
In September 2013, I finished backpacking the 3,100 mile long Continental Divide Trail. I hiked sections on this trail in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. This also marked my completion of the "Triple Crown" of long distance walking in the United States which includes the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails as well as the Continental Divide Trail.
From November 2013 to January 2014, I walked more than 1,600 kilometers around New Zealand, mostly on the Te Araroa Trail.