When I graduated from college, the adventure started and has continued ever since. I was thinking about driving to all the National Parks in the United States, backpacking and living out of the back of my truck. Then I decided that I wanted to go out of the country to work so I looked in to scuba diving instruction school’s and found one I was going to sign up for so I could teach somewhere tropical. But then I went to Nicaragua for a composition class and my plan changed again. I decided that I wanted to go to Latin America to learn Spanish and travel throughout. I signed up for a Latin America class my last semester of college and then called my buddy John. He was planing to travel about the same time I was so I said, “Hey John, how bout we start our adventures together and start out in Nicaragua learning Spanish at an immersion class.” He was all for it. I got a one way ticket to California for a two week family vacation and once my family headed home, John, who had worked in California for a year, and I drove across the country. Our final destination by car was South Carolina where John’s family lives. Then it was a one way to Nicaragua and I have been traveling ever since.
I have a degree in both Geography and Environmental Studies but now I am a corporate sellout with a title of Sales Engineer. After getting that degree, I wanted to learn about the people, cultures, climates, and landscapes I had spent 5 years of college studying. It took me five years because I started out in engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering. It was a great school and I found most of the stuff interesting but I knew sitting behind a desk, crunching numbers was not something I wanted to do at that time. After a year and a half I transferred to University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and thought I wanted to do business so I took a business class along with a geography class my first semester. Hated the business part but could not get enough of the geography. Eventually I figured out that it would not be too difficult to get a Environmental Studies degree because many of the classes overlapped with my Geography degree. So I had to do it and the rest was history.
- I am an Eagle Scout
- I started a auto detailing business when I was 18
- I am scuba certified
- I like having a plan so this adventure is going to great to loosen me up a little. I am really looking forward to taking things as they come and not worrying about anything. Hakuna Matata is the new me.
- Jack Daniels is NOT my friend!
I have been all over Latin America, lived in Vail Colorado, bread flacons in Iowa, lived in Grand Teton National Park for 4 years. guiding wildlife and photography tours in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Now I am in Wisconsin working behind the desk I so desperately tried to avoid. Weekends are spent all over the place chasing the things I can’t get enough of… Sunsets, Sunrises, Auroras, Landscapes, Wildlife, Adventure, and the Unknown…