The oldest of four growing up in Lake Arrowhead, I didn’t think twice about being outside. The forest was the center of my childhood and I easily took it for granted as a kid. Now as an adult working and thriving in Orange County, going outside seems like it takes a lot more effort! Since moving into Orange County, I’ve taken a better look at what the outdoors has done for me as a kid growing up, and also in defining my thirst for life as an adult!
For me, those first few trips I planned and struggled through on my own were huge. They make you realize how small our struggles are here in the city, and how beautiful the world actually is in the face of all the negativity we often hear about. It changes your entire view of the world. Images of the wild often resurface themselves as I move through the stress of daily life. I know that the power of the outdoors is invigorating and can have a huge impact on a person’s state of mind, and that’s why I’m so glad to be sharing that with Wilderness Trio.
Aside from my frequent trips in Lake Arrowhead, I’ve spent a good amount of time in the California wilderness. Some of my favorites include San Jacinto, The Sierras and Yosemite. I actually had the chance to complete the John Muir Trail with friend, and Wilderness Trio founder, Chris Duarte in 2016 and that will forever solidify my commitment to the outdoors.
Off the trail, I’m a hobby addict. My personal favorites have always been guitar and music recording, but I spend plenty of time between hunting, fishing, surfing, snowboarding, archery, and enjoying my time with friends. Hope to see you out on the trail!