Vernon, New Jersey
Ha! I guess just about anything and everything.
Who are your heroes? Who do you look up to?
Normal, hardworking, good-hearted people—folks who do right and help without thinking of money or fame or anything like that, the folks whose good deeds and stories never get told.
What haven’t you accomplished that you aspire to do in your lifetime?
Steam milk really well and on command. Also, harvest an elk and bring it to my dad in Alaska.
What sound or noise do you love?
A loon’s call at night on a lake.
What are the 3 most essential things you need for your category?
Community, high-quality ingredients, and curiosity.
What does YETI mean to you?
Well-built products. I’m obviously a fan of the products, but to be honest, the folks involved from employees to the ambassadors have been some of the best people I’ve worked with!
What does it mean to be built for the wild?
Being built for the wild means to be tough and reliable.
How would you explain what YETI is to someone who didn’t know?
I’m a firm believer in getting the right tool for the job and that's YETI in a nutshell for me —well-made and thoughtful tools that work.
How do you use a specific YETI product in your field?
I’ve been using the hard coolers as fermentation chambers and hot boxes to carry over big roasts of meat and steamed corn! The waterproof Camino® Carryall is the sleeper home-run product. I probably use that the most from fishing, farming, surfing—anything!