Today I caught myself daydreaming about this place. On this particular morning I remember the complete stillness and quiet while watching the fog roll off the water and unveil distant peaks. A memorable sunrise for sure, one I wouldn't mind reliving. Anyway, back to reality. Did you by chance daydream today, and if so where did your mind wander off to?
May 24, 2017
Just returned home from a weekend on the Olympic Peninsula, meeting up with an inspiring group of new and old friends connecting about art, photography, and the outdoors (more on that later). Thankful to be part of a community of passionate like-minded individuals. Hope you guys had a great weekend 👊🏻
May 22, 2017
My journey to reach all seven continents this calendar year is underway, and I'm already gearing up for Africa and my trek up Kilimanjaro, the continent's highest peak. I will be joining @anywhere's all-inclusive trip on Aug 27-Sept 3. The big question: do YOU want to join us on Kili? Read my latest blog post [link in bio] on this upcoming trek and how you can join our expedition to the summit at 19,341 feet. #kilimanjaro
May 19, 2017
Hey guys, just a few totally random facts: I'm a Minnesotan born and raised, but next month will be four years since moving to Seattle. I used to be an attorney. I have a thing for mountains, and donuts. I might get my first tattoo this year (any guesses?). I have broken only one bone my entire life, and it happened while playing an epic game of bocce ball (true story). I am heading into the Moab desert this week for some 🚵🏻. I just joined a group of friends/artists/creatives in shared office space in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood (the space is called "Canopy"). I'm hoping to reach all Seven Continents in 2017, but might need some luck to pull it off! Thanks for reading/following along. How about you?
May 16, 2017
"Something extraordinary happens when you join family or friends, jump in a vehicle, and hit the highway, looking for adventure along the open road. You move at a new pace, talk freely and listen closely, and relish in the unknown around every corner." An excerpt from my latest written piece with @visitskagit telling the story of our road trip from the mountains to the coast right here in Washington State [link in bio] 🤘🏻
May 12, 2017
What's your favorite part of photography? I was recently asked this question, and I ended up rethinking what it has meant to me and how's it's changed over time, now that it's my work. When all is said and done, for me, it comes down to sharing a single moment of a broader story and experience that hopefully inspires thought or action in the viewer. How about you? What's your favorite thing about photography?
May 11, 2017
Tall mountains and an open road. Whether or not you're a photographer, an avid traveler, or adventure seeker, these things when combined will stir up that childlike sense of wonder and awe in anyone. I've seen it on the faces of my friends in passenger seats and felt it on my own time and time again. It's what so many of us dream and romanticize about, and it's often the stage for the best stories and memories we make and share. One thing is clear: if you ever get the chance to drive down a road like this, you take it.
May 10, 2017
Just one sliver of the sweeping landscape we took in from near the top of Blackcomb Peak. After getting off the Seventh Heaven chair high up on the mountain, I was stopped in my tracks by these mountain views, making our last ski run of the day all the sweeter. @gowhistler #mayinwhistler #onlyinwhistler
May 8, 2017
The decision was a tough one: do we ski and then bike, or bike and then ski? It turns out there's no wrong answer. We made it up to Whistler for a long weekend to team up with @gowhistler and take advantage of the spring conditions and sunny weather here. It was our first time riding the trail system outside the village, but it definitely won't be our last. Good times with good friends. 🇨🇦🤘🏻 #mayinwhistler #onlyinwhistler
May 7, 2017
This was the first of many sights on my recent two-day road trip from the mountains to the coast through the one and only Skagit Valley. I've partnered with @visitskagit to tell the entire story which covers one of my favorite mountain lakes, a wild brown/cinnamon bear encounter, a rustic yurt, a stomach-dropping high bridge, and plenty more. Read about this adventure in my latest blog piece [link in profile]. #visitskagit
May 4, 2017