I love to play in wilderness. I even met my fiancee, Cassie, while running a week long wilderness trip in the Everglades! We now have a 3 year old that we took to rain forests in Costa Rica and rice terraces in the Philippines. I help Cassie run an organizing business and an art cooperative that creates murals and 3d art like opera sets. Although my academic training is in International Relations and Development and my work background is in the financial industry, I believe playing at things you love leads you to great outcomes. I’ve spent a decade running outings programs that took thousands of children and adults into beautiful places like long leaf pine forests and cypress swamps. There I would tell stories alongside direct physical encounters. I’ve worked in land management in Hillsborough county and taught kids from kindergarten through high school in rural areas of the Philippines.