I grew up in CT. My passion for the outdoors was developed while I was in Boy Scouts. I have a B.A. in Outdoor Recreation and spent 4 years on a mountain rescue team. I worked as a ranger in the Grand Canyon for a summer, which is where I developed my love for the desert. I am married and am a career firefighter. I am an avid hiker and backpacker and constantly seek places to visit where most people don’t get out to.