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How do you fit a person on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper? You dont, unless they are of diminutive proportions. This site is a way for you to get to know me, my interests, my projects, my stories and even my occasional bad puns.

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    Ice Climbing Backpack

    Ice Climbing Backpack

    There are a zillion backpacks on the market, and a zillion more features, fits, bells and whistles. What’s one way to get just the pack you want? Make it yourself! The inspiration for this pack was threefold: I was recently unemployed and desperate for something to do My usual ice climbing pack was falling apart […]

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    Ergonomic Climbing Backpack

    Ergonomic Climbing Backpack

    Mountaineers continue to push the boundaries of fast and light in increasingly impressive Alpine ascents. In the quest for success climbers have been traveling farther, faster and lighter, and they require a pack that mirrors the dynamic nature of their climbing style. The prototype pack that I have designed and built can do just that. […]

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    Katahdin Adventure Comic

    Katahdin Adventure Comic

    Cross country skiing + Frozen waterfalls + negative 30 degrees = ripe for an adventure (comic)!   PS: it’s not quite done. Might have to wait until I’m off the AT.

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    AT Adventure Comic

    AT Adventure Comic

    Updated periodically as interesting things happen to me, neat people cross my path, or I have the luxury of a wifi network. Happy trails!

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    2200 mile AT Thruhiking Backpack

    2200 mile AT Thruhiking Backpack

    I thoroughly enjoy putting my own spin on things — so when Stephen Eren approached me about hiking the AT, I thought why not stray from the usual path just a bit, and make some of my own gear? Torn between exploring new harness system designs and building something that would stay together 2200 miles […]

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    Appalachain Trail GPS tracker

    Appalachain Trail GPS tracker

    Track me and Stephen’s progress on the trail here: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0ozHlC2yvqIs7qAFETuva4bBWfn3exq6W Possible uses: to meet us with food to come hiking for a stint to mock our slow progress More photos and stories to come! Happy trails!  

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    Envisioner intern at Continuum

    Envisioner intern at Continuum

    In the Fall of 2011 I had the unreal opportunity to work as a design strategist and storyteller at Continuum Innovation, a global design consultancy. For me, it illuminated the softer side of usability and design, by demonstrating the power of solid ethnographic research and thoughtful analytical frameworks. I don’t believe I’ve ever been in […]

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