An avid outdoorsman and photographer, more often than not, you can find me on the trails, or by the water, with a camera and hiking poles in hand.
I was fortunate enough to have had an upbringing where I spent seemingly every moment immersed in the outdoors. Running, climbing and swimming were the norm for me during those sweltering Ontario summers, while my winter’s were just as busy.
The moment that really solidified my love for the outdoors, adventure and the Ottawa/Gatineau region was one autumn afternoon many years ago. Accompanied by my brother and our friend, we hiked up King Mountain in Gatineau Park on one of those autumn days that felt like a dream. The colours all around were surreal as the light of golden hour shone on through the canopies. And when we reached the first of many promontories on King Mountain I couldn’t believe my eyes. For 19 years I had no idea that such a place could exist so close to home. The feelings I felt while watching the sunset on that rocky outcropping will stick with me forever.
The euphoria I feel when I am out in the woods, in the presence of mountains, or by the water, is what has and always will keep me coming back.
“What good is livin’ a life you’ve been given If all you do is stand in one place”
– Lord Huron