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.

Iā€™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.