I've always wanted to just explore even in the cornfields of Indiana where I grew up. We didn't have mountains so I stuck to climbing trees and most of my neighbors houses.
There was this itch inside me that needed to be scratched as I would wake up at 5am as a child and head out to the lake to catch turtles, frogs, and snakes just for the adventure of it. As I got older I wanted to do so much. I would see pictures and dream of going there but at the time I didn't think it was possible until I met Carl Drew. Together we planned to ride our bikes across America to help at-risk teens and it wasn't until that day that we set off that I knew I could truly live my dreams.
Today I run a non profit called More Than Just Me where we use a different array of adventures to drive awareness to causes around the world. My current project is More Than Just Mountains where I am climbing the Seven Summits with two friends to shine a light on Cystic Fibrosis.
Its been almost 10 years since I made this massive change in my life and since then I have rode my bike from Los Angeles to Boston. Ran from Seattle to Daytona Beach, and have completed six of the Seven Summits.
I currently live in Park City, UT with my beautiful wife Alyx, our pup Boo, and our beautiful daugther, Mayzie Soleil. Life is what you make it and I challenge you to extract yourself and live your life.