There are so many great bloggers, YouTubers, podcasters, and photographers out there creating amazing outdoor content on a daily basis.
Not only did I want to personally get to know them better, but I also wanted to explore outdoor influences and passion for nature.
Thus, we’ve launched the I Love The Outdoors Interview Series.
If are interested in participating in the series, please contact us and let us know!
Raised in Alaska
1. Tell us a little about yourself. How old are you? Where are you from? Where do you live now? Are you married? Kids?
I’m originally from Washington state and moved to Alaska a couple decades ago.
I currently live in Anchorage Alaska, but have resided in several places in the state including the Kenai peninsula and the Arctic.
I’m married and have two high school age children.
2. What is your favorite outdoor activity?
I have a lot of favorite outdoor activities: I love camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, and riding machines out in the middle of nowhere.
On a good day, I get to combine many of these activities into one.
An example of this might be moose hunting: where you have to machine into the backcountry, hike who knows how far and you get to camp in the middle of nowhere.
3. Where is your favorite trail?
My favorite snowmobile trail would have to be the Iditarod trail because I’ve had many memorable nights on that trail.
My favorite ATV trail would probably be a trail that goes out to a remote glacier and my favorite Argo Trail is whichever direction I pointed that crazy little machine.
4. Where is your favorite camping spot?
My favorite summer camping spot is along the Kenai river.
My favorite fall camping spot is back in Moose country and my favorite winter camping spot it’s along the Iditarod dog sled race trail.
5. What was your first outdoor memory as a kid?
My first outdoor memory as a child was an annual trip my father would always take us on. Each year he would take us to a lake and we would camp in the same spot, year after year, for opening day of fishing season.
I always look forward to the trip and really need to take my children there.
6. Who was your biggest outdoor influence?
By far in a way my biggest outdoor influence was my father.
Growing up he always had fun things to do and share in the outdoors and was always a big supporter of any crazy idea that I had.
7. What was your all-time best camping or hiking experience?
Currently my best camping experience has been along the Iditarod sled dog trail to watch the beginning of the last great race.
This is an epic event and really should be on everyone’s bucket list.
My favorite hiking experience, wow there’s a lot – I would have to say my favorite was a trip I took up Hope Point with a large group of people.
I would say this is my favorite because it was long and went from the forest floor to an alpine summit and on the trail up there was a lot of diversity and incredible vistas.
8. Who is your favorite person to camp or hike with?
Hiking and camping with my children is absolutely the very best.
9. What is your favorite piece of gear and why?
My favorite piece of gear probably depends on the season: in the winter the woodstove that I made warms my tent and is probably my favorite piece of gear.
In the other seasons, one of my favorite pieces of gear is probably my jet boil stove.
10. What do you love about the outdoors?
Solitude, peace, challenge, everything.
11. What outdoor places are on your bucket list?
I need to spend some time up in Denali, and I really need to get back up to the Arctic.
12. What is your goal as an outdoor content creator? How can we support you and where can we find your content?
As a creator my goal is to share the places I go in the things that I do. I initially started a YouTube channel years ago with a couple of bear videos and some game camera videos that I’d taken of monster sized brown bears.
Then I didn’t do anything for years and when I moved to the Arctic I routinely went out and saw things and did things that nobody gets to see or do. I thought that I should start sharing these adventures.
Now that I’m no longer in the Arctic, but venture out to do fun activities I’ve come to realize that I still get to do things that are on a lot of people‘s bucket list.
I feel super fortunate and it’s only right that I share these events with people.
I’m on several platforms:
Raised in Alaska – thanks for the great interview and participating in the third ever I Love The Outdoors Interview!
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