Here are a few highlights from my life, illustrated with pretty pictures.
I’ve always loved summer camps: attending them (as a kid) and working at them (intensively in my early twenties, and a little bit ever since).
International travel always held a deep appeal, and soon as I had a little bit of money and freedom, I began exploring.
I’ve always loved teaching and educating, but I decided in college that the classroom environment didn’t appeal to me. I gravitated instead toward experiential and outdoor education.
In 2008, I merged my love for camp, travel, and education into a business, Unschool Adventures, which let me earn a living (however meager) while exploring the world with cool teenagers in tow.
In my free time, I prioritize spending time outside, using my body, and embarking upon the occasional bigger adventure. I adore wilderness backpacking, especially off-trail trips in the California Sierra Nevada.
Since 2009 I’ve greatly enjoyed trail running. I’ve participated in a few races, but I’m quite content with my regular 6- to 12-mile solo runs—the more elevation change, the better.
I have a deep, life-long love for chocolate, perhaps a by-product of an overactive metabolism. (I don’t fight it.)
Dance is something I was never comfortable with growing up. But after discovering Argentine Tango, I fell in love with partner dancing, took a bunch of classes, and join many tango and fusion social dances.
Books are my constant companions, and writing and public speaking help me develop my thoughts. While I’ve largely focused on alternative education, my interests are widespread, and I love discussing a wide range of topics with friends old and new.
Connecting with others around shared passions, spending lots of time outside, working hard in pursuit of meaningful goals, and making the most of our freedoms and privileges—that’s what life is all about.