My mom taught at the same elementary school that I went to as a kid, so I would ride to and from school with her everyday. On the way home, we would often stop at my dad’s church where he worked and I would run inside to say hi. Well on one particular day during 5th grade, I ran in faster than I ever had before. Dad’s Bronco was in the parking lot with a dirt bike strapped to his trailer. This surprise would be the building block of my future. I have since traveled on a motorcycle in 27 countries on four continents, all before the age of 30. During my travels I developed a habit of blogging and found a love for shooting photos. All these experiences have developed me into a writer, and now I am privileged to be on the RoadRUNNER team.
Unfortunately I was never famous or sponsored by anyone, so to finance my motorcycle traveling addiction and to pay for my college education, I became a commercial fisherman. At age 20, I bought a fishing permit and the F/V Blue Swan in Alaska and learned how to harvest sockeye salmon in the Bristol Bay of the Bering Sea. It’s not my passion, but it pays the bills. Through the years I have dabbled in other fisheries like black cod, gray cod, stone crab, and even opilio crab, which is claimed to be the most dangerous job in the world.
Luckily, my work doesn’t own me. I have both the time and freedom to get on the open road and travel, and for that I am ever thankful. RoadRUNNER has given me the chance to work for my passion and to continue doing what I love. I am quite excited to see what the coming year brings.