Minneapolis, MN, United States
I’ve always been a bit of an adventure fiend, a Midwestern boy seduced by the exoticism of adventure magazines and Hemingway novels. So writing gear reviews and travel and adventure articles justifies as “research” a lifetime of tramping about the planet, climbing mountains, scuba diving, and having a basement that looks like your local outdoor shop. My sporting cred covers the spectrum from velodrome bike racing to Nordic skiing to swimming from Alcatraz. I’m as happy diving wrecks in the icy Great Lakes as the reefs of the Caribbean. Along the way I developed an interest in wristwatches and feel a kinship with past explorers who wore them as instruments and companions on their own adventures. This is where adventure, travel, and timepieces intersect.
My writing is storytelling. I want readers to come along on the journey of discovery, whether I’m describing a complicated wristwatch or a trek in New Zealand. I have written for Gear Patrol, Hodinkee, Men’s Journal, Revolution, International Watch, Tourneau Our Minutes, AskMen and Australian Geographic Outdoor.
I can’t say where my writing will take me next. But as someone once said: “it’s not an adventure if you know the outcome.” And that’s just the way I like it.