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2016: A Retrospective In Photos

2016: A Retrospective In Photos

Looking back at 2016, I am in awe of such a momentous year. It was packed full of some of life’s most joyous experiences, like getting married, contrasted with some of life biggest challenges, like mourning the loss of a … Continue Reading

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Remembering Kyle Quigley

Remembering Kyle Quigley

One year ago today, on February 8th, 2015, my best friend Kyle was killed by a drunk driver. I feel compelled to write a few words about Kyle here in his memory. Read more →

Running Back-To-Back Half Marathons

Running Back-To-Back Half Marathons

This past Sunday, I ran the Griffith Park Half Marathon. One week prior to that, I ran the Disney Star Wars Half Marathon. I hadn't planned to run two half marathons with one week apart, but I'll get to that shortly. Prior to these two races, my last half marathon was in Ventura in June of 2014. I finished that race in 1:54:53, and I knew that I could do way better than that. Read more →

Touring the Midwestern US on a Bike

Touring the Midwestern US on a Bike

In June of 2015, my Dad and I went on a weeklong bike trip through southwest Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota. This was my first time visiting either of these states, and I was excited to experience a new part of the country from the saddle! I missed the majority of the first day due to some airline complications. Rather than ranting about incompetent airport employees and terrible airlines, I'll just get right into the bike trip. Read more →

Backpacking Butano State Park

Backpacking Butano State Park

It recently dawned on me that I hadn't been on a single backpacking trip so far this year, and the year is almost halfway over... So I decided to change that. Three weeks ago, my brother and I did a one night backpacking trip in Butano State Park. It was about a 13 mile loop - roughly 6 miles to the campsite, and 7 miles back out. The park is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s beautiful terrain - a lush forest full of redwoods... Read more →

The 2015 Big Sur Marathon

The 2015 Big Sur Marathon

I've always been drawn to Big Sur. The first time I visited California, my friend Joe and I spent a night camping there, and I've been in love with the area ever since. There's something magical about the redwoods and ocean air that keep me coming back for backpacking trips, concerts, and anything else even remotely interesting. I don't need a compelling reason to... Read more →

Getting Creative With Desert Themed Cakes

Getting Creative With Desert Themed Cakes

This past weekend, I helped my girlfriend Lauren make 2 cakes for an event that her friend was organizing. The event was to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the signing of the California Desert Protection Act. Her friend Lesley organized the event which was to include a cake cutting... Read more →

Shooting Engagement Photos – My First Time!

Shooting Engagement Photos – My First Time!

My friends Andy and Kira got engaged recently, and they asked me to shoot their engagement photos. They did some location scouting and agreed upon Cheeseboro Canyon in Agoura Hills. We'd be shooting in a beautiful meadow full of yellow flowers... Read more →

The 2014 Los Angeles Marathon

The 2014 Los Angeles Marathon

I completed my first full marathon (the Honolulu Marathon) in December of 2013. It was an incredible experience, and I knew that I’d run another marathon at some point... But I wasn’t planning on doing another one right away. I ended up signing up for the 2014 LA Marathon, which would put me at two full marathons in 3 months! Read more →

Climbing in Joshua Tree & The Integratron

Climbing in Joshua Tree & The Integratron

Life can get pretty hectic sometimes. Many people seem to gravitate towards the ocean when they want to relax. Perhaps it's because I live by the beach, but I find the desert to be much more relaxing. When I think of "the desert", I think of Joshua Tree. Things just seem to move at a different pace out there... Read more →