Well, here I am. To be completely honest, after my first few years in Colorado, I never would have guessed that I would someday end up back on the East Coast. When I had a taste of life without humidity, I was hooked. Paired with the absolute beauty I found in Colorado and Utah, I certainly thought I had found my home.
I was raised in Rockville, MD and shortly after I discovered the Rocky Mountains (On a ski trip, that is), there was not a whole lot that could have kept me from making a life there. I moved to Vail, Colorado in 1987 with a few friends and never looked back. I fell in love with Mother Nature and everything for which She stood. My appreciation stretched from the Mountains of Colorado to the Beautiful Desert of the American Southwest. Specifically, the area surrounding Moab, Utah and Lake Powell. Words cannot describe what I found there and and while photos can certainly help to paint a picture, they can only offer a beginning. If you have been fortunate enough to have experienced it for yourself, perhaps you understand. If you have not been there, do yourself a favor and add it to your bucket list.
Life however, as it eventually does with most, led me on a new adventure, one that would eventually prove to have a profound effect on my life. I received a call from someone from my past, asking if I would help him start a business. This opportunity would take me to Annapolis, Maryland. Yeah, on the East Coast! After consideration, I thought it would be nice to be near my parents again. They were getting a little older and I had not spent any measurable time with them in many years, so I welcomed the change. Little did I know at the time, this change also led me to meet an amazing woman.
Living in a small and sleepy town nestled on the Chesapeake Bay, I found Krista. Although she tried to play it cool and even employed the “hard to get” tactic, we both knew that we had each found someone special. From that day forward, it’s been “We”! She has added a dimension to my life which until that point, I had no idea existed. Krista and I were married on June 30, 2012 on the shores of Lake Powell, in Southern Utah.