TITLE: Founder/Master Guide, 37 North Expeditions
Where are you from originally? Where did you relocate from and when?
I grew up just across the border in Monett, Missouri. I attended Drury University in Springfield, MO where I played soccer, received a Masters in Architecture and my MBA.
After graduation, I moved to NYC where I worked as a commercial architect for Kohn Pedersen Fox in Manhattan. For most of my 4 years at the firm, I worked on the Hudson Yards Project, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history. While in NYC I started adventure guiding as a side gig, leading everything from day trips to upstate New York to Kilimanjaro Summits.
I fell in love with adventure tourism and ended up making a career shift and taking a job as the Expedition Manager at a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World in Ecuador. In 2017, I moved back to the Ozarks to be with my family after my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer.