Growing up near Seattle, Washington, I started riding at age 17. My motorcycle collection over the years has included everything from dirt bikes, crotch rockets, an old café racer, scooters, a couple of 2 stroke street bikes, and a few Adventure bikes. One of my most memorable life experiences was a 2 week, 6800 mile cross-country motorcycle trip with my father, when I was 20. In 2012, I moved to Colorado and fell in love with Adventure riding. When I am not riding, I am hanging out with my wife of 25 years, volunteering at Sunday school or summer camp, working on my BJJ skills, dancing in the Nutcracker, making people laugh or working on motorcycles with friends.