Born and raised in the low marshlands of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, I was a stranger to what lay beyond the Mississippi River. As a young adult, however, I came west to work in Glacier National Park, and I’ve never looked back. I am passionate about the American
West from desert to mountains, and I am deeply committed to the great American idea of public land that belongs to all of us. Trails for All, as a partner with the United States Forest Service, has an opportunity to give back to our land and our people, as servants of the common good.
I am just as passionate about the people with whom I get to work. The volunteers who make up Trails for All are dedicated servants: intellectually curious, gifted, compassionate, self- starting, and graced by a life-giving sense of humor. They are the “stars” of Trails for All, who labor to make the national forest accessible and as safe as possible. Over time we become family to each other. I am humbled by the opportunity to know them.
And I have a passion for my wife Nicole. And for dogs, hiking, snowshoeing, baking, making homemade ice cream, reading, and contemplative prayer.