In 2011, I flew up to Alaska to try my hand as a commercial fisherman during my summer break from college. I arrived homeless, jobless, and broke and had the time of my life. After a few weeks of construction work and living in a treehouse in the woods, I landed a deckhand position on a commercial fishing vessel and began a career pulling salmon from the beautiful Prince William Sound. Fast-forward 5 years, and I haven’t been able to shake the call of the sea. Therefore, I left a corporate Public Accounting job in Denver, Colorado in 2015 and returned to living on a boat and working 18-hour days. Essentially, I traded in my shirts and slacks for rain gear and rubber boots, gaining an additional ten months of vacation time in the process.
After the 2015 salmon season, my beautiful wife Jaimie and I embarked on a voyage around the world. We traveled across South East Asia for 3 months and then drove a campervan 16,000 kilometers across 22 European countries over five months. We hope to visit the South Pacific and South America soon. We are now home in Denver, Colorado for the foreseeable future, where I work for a small startup.
I am extremely passionate about travel, adventure, intentional living, and pursuing a meaningful life of purpose. I hope my writings and photos inspire and encourage you to pursue those things in your own life. Life is a beautiful journey and with each passing second, we have a choice–Passive Living or Willfully Living. I choose the latter, and I hope you do too.