Born in the USA, raised in Switzerland, originally Austrian, and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations, I try to live out my passion for wilderness, adventure, and an active and healthy lifestyle as best as I can.
You’ll find me mostly in British Columbia’s Interior region, where I’ve established Revelstoke as my base camp from which to explore nature’s fantastic playground on lugged soles, knobby tires, or waxed pairs of planks.
I am fascinated by Mother Nature, especially her mountains, and by the incredible performance of the human body as it runs, flows and moves through her landscapes. Through my own pursuit of and dedication to movement out on the trails, I get to experience what we are capable of first-hand, be it running, biking, scrambling, or skiing.
I’ve got adventures on my mind, scars on my shins, and many miles on my shoes. This summer, more than ever, I have been pushing beyond my comfort zone in ways I didn’t think possible. Sure enough, I have now completed two trail ultramarathons – instead of just one as I had initially planned – and cannot wait to put my newfound strength, power of will and desire to run wild to the test come winter.
Constantly plotting new missions, I’ve got plenty to look forward to – not only this cold season but also next summer, when I plan on hitting dirt, gravel, loam and singletrack on an epic expedition: a season spent bikepacking on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) and Colorado Trail. But, first things first. Here’s to winter and where skis will take me – up and down!