My Podcast Debut On HawkTalk Podcast

I recently had the good fortune of catching up with my great buddy John Hawkins as a guest on an episode of his HawkTalk Podcast. This was my first ever appearance on a podcast and I was thrilled he invited me on to chat. John played a pivotal role in the direction that my career and life took, and for that, I am eternally grateful for him. You can take a listen to the episode at the bottom of this post, but first an introduction of how John and I met and a preview of the topics we discuss. Back …

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Chasing Hawaiian Sunsets

There’s something magical about Hawaiian sunsets.  Every night, thousands of people congregate on beaches, balconies, hiking trails and anywhere else with a view of the setting sun to watch the dazzling show in the sky.  Having been to Hawaii many times, I’ve witnessed a lot of spectacular sunsets, but I hadn’t had the fortune of making it through an entire trip seeing the sunset every single evening, invariably something would occasionally keep me from being outside to watch day turn to night. I just returned from a month long trip to Hawaii, and above all else, my #1 priority was …

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A Bucket List Born

In early September of 2011, I was sitting on a Hawaiian Airlines jet somewhere between Las Vegas and Oahu flipping through the Hana Hou in-flight magazine.  By this point, Hawaii already held a special place in my heart. I was 15 years old the first time my family ventured to the islands, and I had been back with them 5 more times since. My parents fell in love with Hawaii and fortunately for my sister and I, they continued to take us with them.  On our 2005 trip to Maui, we woke up at 3am to be shuttled to the …

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Journey. Path. Purpose.

I’m on a journey… that will lead to a path… and on that path I will find my purpose! I wrote this affirmation in my journal back on March 19, 2018. I wish I could remember the spark of inspiration that led me to write it, I’d like to give credit where credit is due. According to my travel calendar, I spent that day shredding on clouds of powder at Canyons in Park City, Utah.  It was originally scheduled to be a “rest day”, with a leisurely drive to the next mountain on the itinerary, because surely by then my …

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