440 reviewer rep
17 forum posts
joined Feb 1, 2013

I am a: 35-year-old
Location: Fitchburg, WI
Occupation: Soil Science


Adventure racing
Rock climbing
Cross Country Skiing
Ultimate Frisbee


Boot/Shoe Size7.5
Jacket/Shirt SizeM/L
Pant Size12

I grew up in a Scouting family, and not being able to go on trips with the boys made me determined to become better at all outdoors activities than my brothers. We started with paddling and backpacking and BSA's Venturing program helped me hone these skills in high school and college. 

I got my degrees in Soil Science and Environmental Conservation, so knowing about the outdoors is my job, but being outside only continues to be more and more fun. These days I can totally own my brothers at almost any outdoor activity.

Since relocating for work, these days I adventure on my own more than 60% of the time, but I'm always looking for new companions. I'm also always on the quest for deals on outdoor gear. I pride myself on gently-used and refurbished finds. When I do buy things full price I spend hours reading reviews, and Trailspace has some of the best reviewers.

Gear Reviews (7)

user rating: 4 of 5 Stohlquist Contact Fingerless 8/30/2016
user rating: 4 of 5 Platypus Sprinter XT 35 5/12/2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 ALPS Mountaineering Microfiber Mummy Liner 5/10/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Salomon Siam 7 Pilot CF 2/28/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Salomon Snowscape 7 2/18/2016
user rating: 5 of 5 Perception Expression 11.5 8/23/2015
user rating: 5 of 5 Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip 8/23/2015

Forum Posts

Review of Discontinued Gear August 21, 2016
Volunteer Vacations August 22, 2016
forget buying new boot and shoe laces April 30, 2016
Canoecopia: World's largest paddling expo March 1, 2016
Camp Coffee - How Do You Brew? September 22, 2015
Grand Canyon for a first-timer February 19, 2016
A rant about Bras. September 9, 2015
Where am I going to hike?! August 19, 2015
Water jugs - Everglades Wilderness Waterway August 31, 2015
Biking Covered Bridges August 18, 2013