WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM VACATION BE?
Somewhere with no internet and no cell reception, maybe in a cabin or tent, with great people. I love being outside and love exploring tiny towns, huge forests, seasides or any secluded outdoor spot where I might (or might not) run across interesting strangers.
WHAT’S SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULDN’T GUESS ABOUT YOU?
English is my second language. Guess where I’m from and I’ll buy you a beer!
WHAT BOOKS ARE ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
“On Trails: An Exploration” by Robert Moore.
Couldn’t recommend this book more, it’s a pleasure to read you learn about everything from ants to long distance hiking trails.
“The Apparitionists” by Peter Manseua.
It chronicles the shenanigans of early photographers, and the ghosts (or assistants) whose photos they were taking.
WHAT’S THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER VISITED?
Canyonlands National Park. It’s not exotic and often overlooked, but it’s hands down one of my favorite National Parks finds. I completed a weeklong National Parks Roadtrip a while ago, and the running joke was that we should have gone to Canyonlands last because it ruined all the other parks for us.
WHO IS THE BEST BAND AND TO SEE LIVE?
Recently, Turkuaz. They’re a funk band, incredibly upbeat, and best of all, they wear color coded outfits.
I’ve had the privilege of seeing a lot of live music, some of my favorites have been String Cheese Incident, Griz, and anyone and everyone who comes through Red Rocks. That venue can make anyone sound great.
IF YOU WERE A SUPERHERO, WHAT WOULD YOUR SUPERPOWER BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT?
I’m stealing this from someone I used to work with, but the ability to refill anything. So my drinks, food, wallet, energy level – anything.
On a pettier level, I’d love the power to automatically take out double spaces after a period of any document.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY?
Hiking, camping, and occasionally getting into some water - your quintessential Colorado activities. I like to kick it up a notch by occasionally backpacking (by myself or with others), and finding dispersed camping sites on the fly. The favorite car find so far has been a spot north of Yellowstone in Montana where the directions were, “Go past where the GPS ends and keep going,” according to a random bartender, recommended around 8pm. Worked out to be one of the best views I’ve ever woken up to after one of the sketchier drives up the side of a mountain.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
I enjoy the outdoors a lot, take a lot of photos, eat a lot of good food, enjoy live music, and try to spend as much time as I can with great people. Recent indoor activities include puzzles, card games with friends, and judging by the fact that I’ve stopped killing most of the plants I buy, indoor gardening.