Nature Crank™: Journey of a nature addict...

Life is a journey. My journey involves an addiction to nature. Join me on this adventure we call life.

“The mountains are calling & I must go & I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.” – John Muir

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A little more about me


Having obtained a Masters of Business Administration and M.Div. with an emphasis in both chaplaincy and counseling, I choose to play in nature. I worked in both fields before obtaining those degrees, but now they collect a good bit of dust. Actually, they are both sitting in the tubes in which they were mailed.

From varied jobs including McDonald’s to EMS, owning my own small businesses, lower level to executive management, marketing, and others. I find my peace working in the wild. While this has slowed down a bit since breaking my back in 2015, I am slowing getting back out into part of what fuels my passion (not putting aside my wonderful church family). This website is dedicated to that effort. For those interested, I still do some commercial, pet, and portrait photography.

My desire is to get people of all walks of life to take a stronger interest in nature and the benefits that lie within her. We’ve become very busy juggling our daily lives. Our cups are overrun with stress and often even depression. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Studies show that hiking makes you happier. Get outside and experience what nature has to offer.

Keep up with my latest adventures in my journal and see the gear I use here. Photos are available for purchase at Mixxify.