I grew up in South Dakota.
And now I live in New Hampshire. But I love traveling, so I’m rarely in one place for very long. I also love storytelling, coffee, and my family (not in that order, of course).
I’m currently serving as the executive editor of Black Rifle Coffee Company's Coffee, or Die Magazine. We put out great original content that caters to the military, veterans, and first responders.
But let’s back up for a second. I grew up the oldest of five in a small town blue-collar family. After graduating high school, I went on to serve in the U.S. Army for eight years, with stints as an Army Ranger in the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; and as an Army Recruiter in the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion.
After I separated from the military, I started my own small business, which lead me to discovering my love of writing and filmmaking. Before long I was writing and reporting for a variety of outlets full-time.
My work has taken me across our great country and around the world to capture stories that I believe are worth telling.
Fun fact: My wife, daughter, dog and I once spent a year on the road, traveling the United States while living out of a van we renovated for … well, living out of.
Anyway, I love my work. I love reporting, telling stories, meeting and talking to interesting people, and seeing places I thought I would never be able to visit as a young boy growing up in rural South Dakota.
I’m never satisfied though. I’m constantly learning, and challenging myself to be better than I was the day before. I’m always looking for a new adventure.
In addition to my creative endeavors, I am honored to sit on the board of advisors for The Darby Project (501c3), an organization that helps Ranger veterans in their transition from military service to civilian life. You should definitely check them out whether you need help or just want to support a great organization.