My middle name is Matthew.
I live in Gardiner, NY, at the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains. I moved here in 2011 to pursue traditional rock climbing (where you place your own gear for protection), and since then I have:
Pedaled my bicycle on two tours: Vancouver to Mexico, then Lake Placid to Augusta
Spent a season working on Four Winds Farm, an organic, no-till operation (see The One-Straw Revolution).
Received a dog as an unexpected birthday gift (not recommended but I lucked out).
Spent 3 years living in Seattle and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
I’m currently funemployed by choice, and will be spending the summer of 2019 doing whatever pleases me. I enjoy taking photos, making and listening to music, and being active.