Born and raised a beach bum near Mustang/North Padre Islands in south Texas made me a surprisingly good transplant to the Western Slope of Colorado. Graduated UT/Austin with a degree in Biology and accidentally landed in Crested Butte several years after college. Loved mountain life in that charming funky ski town and getting outdoors to play whenever/however I could. The corporate world got me from there to Grand Junction via Denver and was thrilled to be back on the Western Slope. I spent several decades traveling our vast mountains as a medical sales rep in healthcare. An avid back-country telemark skier, it was a skating clinic in Crested Butte that started my winter Nordic addiction on the Grand Mesa. Other hobbies include gardening/biking(road & mtn)/alpine skiing/scuba diving/travel and anything to do with Mother Nature and her incredible creatures and wildlife that make our world such a fascinating place.