I am an Asheville native and lover of waterfalls, wildflowers, and nature in general. Ever since I was a child, I have loved being in the woods. The second I received my driver’s license, I was off looking for waterfalls. My love of nature eventually led me to grow interested in photography. Not long after I got my first SLR camera, I found the first edition of North Carolina Waterfalls at one of the local bookstores. I was hooked! Soon, this book had me going to lots of new places, seeing tons of new waterfalls, and deepening my love of nature even further. Over the last 20 years, my passions have led me in quite a few directions. I have managed experimental farms, worked as a banquet chef, as a photographer, and I currently own and operate a brewery. Throughout that time, the one constant in my life has been the love of waterfalls. Also, over the last 20 years I have seen the amount of folks going out to enjoy our beautiful mountains grow exponentially. This is one of the reasons why the mission of Waterfall Keepers is so important to me. Our waterfalls need us as stewards and guardians. My own love of the mountains has positively impacted my life immeasurably and I am excited and honored to have an opportunity to give back to the beautiful landscapes surrounding us that have enriched my life so much. I live in Asheville with my wonderful wife Amanda, our dog Loki, and our cat Doodle.