Freeliving, adventure seeking, whitewater explorer with a professional mindset who is not afraid to dream big and do what it takes to get there.
I am extremely passionate about the outdoors and especially water to a degree the average american would consider crazy. I love getting out and exploring the lakes rivers and streams in the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost everything water related including diving, swimming, boating, rafting, fishing and cliff jumping. I have been rafting since 15 and spend my summers guiding on my favorite rivers in Idaho. To give an idea of how "crazy" about water sports I am, one of my favorite vacations every year is to escape to the northern california coast and go abolone diving. This consists of diving down 20-30 feet in 4-8 foot visability water 45 degrees warm and crawling into cracks on the bottom to pull out 10" snails. Intense sport rewarding one of the most delicious seafoods out there.
I love trips on new rivers, either in a whitewater kayak or raft and have been down quite a few including The Grand Canyon, Rogue, White Salmon, Lochsa, Salmon River, Hells Canyon, John Day, and Deschutes. (I am sure I am forgetting some but that's a good start of the favorites) I try to spend at least a weekend a month on some river. If I'm not working or hiking with the dog, I can probably be found at either the surf wave downtown or the climbing gym.
While I enjoy an evening in reading or watching a good show or movie, I am not the type of guy to spend the weekend watching sports. I would much rather be out doing something active and hopefully away from my phone out in nature. I can't say I follow any sports other than the 49ers during football season.
With friends I tend to be sarcastic and love teasing and joking around in a nice playful way. I don't mind being the brunt of a joke but firmly believe if you can't take it you shouldn't dish it out either. I am very laid back, easy going and don't take life too seriously or worry much about things I don't control or what may or may not happen.