I’m a freelance writer and photographer based in the mountains of West Virginia, where I view the world through the lens of adventure. I developed an appreciation of the natural world and a passion for conservation at an early age while exploring the lush forests and rugged topography of Appalachia. I’m managing editor at Highland Outdoors, a West Virginia-centric adventure media company that produces quarterly print magazines and online content. I’m also a regular contributor to RootsRated. In addition, my words and photographs have appeared in the National Geographic Explorers Journal, Rewire, Rock and Ice magazine, Wonderful West Virginia magazine, and the Adventurer Scientists Field Notes blog.