"There is only one success...to be able to spend your life in your own way" - Christopher Morley
I’ve spent the past 4 years traveling, backpacking, camping, fly fishing, and exploring Colorado, Utah, Arizona, California and New Mexico full-time with my energetic four-legged furry companion, Sierra. Making a name for myself in the world of self-reliant adventure travel, commonly known as Overlanding, I customized my 4x4 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck for full-time living so hI could stay in the backcountry for long periods of time. From summers spent working on trails above tree line dodging lightning storms to hunkering down for winter camping in -27F temps with blinding snow, I’ve truly learned what it takes to make living outdoors year around in the Colorado Rockies a comfortable endeavor. The inspiration behind my lifestyle is rooted in minimalism. Seeking out "The Simple Life" has provided a newfound perspective on what it means to truly live a purposeful existence with a clear conscience. Too often as humans we take on more responsibilities than we can handle, isolate ourselves to have a break from the chaos of everyday life, or self medicate in order to cope with the stresses of "The Grind." If your life and responsibilities are causing chaos to your overall physical and mental health, this is your body and mind telling you a lifestyle change is needed. I experienced an immense amount of stress in my previous Corporate Career and decided to make the necessary changes to pursue my passions of helping Public Lands. In doing so, my life has gone from a stressed out mess to one of fulfillment, happiness, and well-being. You can have this too, all it takes is a change in perspective and an openness to new ideas. Train your mind to free yourself from society’s “one size fits all” ideology. You’ve only got one shot at life here on Earth so do your best everyday to live life according to how you see fit.