I grew up as an Army Brat and lived basically everywhere awesome, but spent most of his time in Arizona and Germany.  I've always had a passion for the outdoors and spent my childhood hiking and camping out West, including the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and Mount Rainier.  My teenage years were spent in Germany, exploring the mountains of Bavaria including Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak.  

    I joined the Army in 2010 and served as an Infantryman with the First Infantry Division.  In 2012, my unit deployed to Afghanistan for a 9-month tour, mostly in the Andar and Moqur districts of Ghazni.  I left the army in 2014 and moved to New York where I am pursuing a bachelor's degree at Pace University.  I am still passionate about the outdoors and love helping others prepare for their next adventure!