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 that kills people every year but rewards 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 somewhere in the woods or at 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.