California native born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up in a typical suburban style neighborhood but spent what ever time we had free up in Calaveras County exploring the outdoors, fishing, and photographing nature. When it was time to be responsible and earn my own money for gear I started my career in the Automotive field, which I spent close to 20 years in before leaving to start my own photography business. During this time I gained my interest and respect for quality gear. The journey for my "Perfect Pack" has spanned just over two decades starting out with big store brands and now concentrating on more independent sized companies that pay closer attention to specific details and functions. During this journey I've been lucky enough to have found someone who enjoys the outdoors and quality gear as much as I, though not the collector as myself, and together we created a couple of mini adventures. It's been a true joy being a father and teaching the same skills my father and grandparents taught me. One of my favorite things in life is loading up our packs and enjoy the outdoors together as a family.