Where do you find your inspiration outdoors?
Everything about the outdoors inspires me - the vastness, the hidden beauty, the obvious beauty, the framework, the boundless opportunity for exploration, the power it has to heal and teach, the life cycle. The meaningful and cooperative natural order of the outdoors inspires me to live with community, and understanding and compassion for all.
What’s important to you about finding balance with art, life, and the outdoors?
Not getting burnt out or jaded on any one thing is most important to me in regard to finding balance with art, life, and the outdoors.
What’s been your most memorable adventure?
Our Smartwool and Snowboarder's Journal glacier camping trip in Alaska is my most memorable adventure. We had plans to spend four nights in an artic oven tent, and ended up spending two nights in the tent and four nights in a snow cave we dug after the tent broke in a windstorm in the middle of the night. The crew took about 4 runs total in the 6 days due to unsafe conditions. Seemingly the trip sucked, but that’s what made it the best and by far the most memorable adventure. It was a serious bonding trip for the crew, I’ll never forget it.