Grit

Grit

In 2017, Kerri and I converted some 1930s cabins on 30 acres near Kings Canyon into the Be Well Retreat. It is a space designed for families to immerse themselves in nature, disconnect from their devices and connect with each other. The property came with three 1930s...
Seven days after leaving my corporate job

Seven days after leaving my corporate job

Well, I did it! I had a great run at Rapid7 and my work was done. On my first day of self-employment, I flew to see my family in Minneapolis and got to have quality time with my my brothers, sister and Mom. My mom couldn’t believe I quit my job as it...
One way ticket to somewhere

One way ticket to somewhere

Twenty three years ago, I quit my job, cashed in some stock, gave away most of worldly possessions, and bought a one-way ticket to Kathmandu, Nepal. I had some money in my pocket, no plan and about a year of runway. I bought one way tickets to Sydney, Kathmandu,...
Ending my tech career on a high note

Ending my tech career on a high note

  Yep, you heard right. I am leaving my tech career to pursue a totally different domain, with a goal to bring more joy, meaning, and impact to people’s lives. Before I get into that, I want to express my gratitude… I am ending my tech career as the...
The genius of my partner

The genius of my partner

My wife is an educator, maker and artist. She uses plants, landscapes, ceramics, paint, and spaces to create new value that didn’t exist before. She is a pioneer in outdoor learn-scapes, helps kids connect food to wellness, and has transformed family dining...
Walking with purpose

Walking with purpose

I spent a challenging and wonderful time in the woods last week. To an old spot, Hamilton Lakes, where I was going to do a 5 day loop through Precipice Lake, Little Five Lakes, Redwood Meadow and Bearpaw Meadow. The going got tough on the first day. I was making great...