Over the course of my career, I've been an engineer, ecologist, program manager, writer, editor, editorial director, and marketing and communications director. I've been privileged to serve alongside incredible colleagues at organizations including Panasonic, Coronal Energy, Rocky Mountain Institute, Vassar College, Audubon International, and Clean Water Action (not to mention myriad magazines where I was a long-time contributor).


Whether as a keynote, lecturer, panelist, moderator, or other role, I've spoken for many organizations and events, including:

Adirondack Mountain Club, American Planning Association, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association, Colorado Mountain Club, Golf Course Superintendents Association of North America, Housing Innovation Alliance, Illinois Wesleyan University, Maine's Department of Environmental Protection, Nebraska Wesleyan University, North American Association of Environmental Education, North Dakota State University, Philadelphia Water Department, Renewable Energy Markets, Smart Cities Connect, Smart Electric Power Alliance, Solar Power International, and United States Golf Association.


I love to tell powerful stories with sharp insights that resonate with audiences. My work has appeared in more than 100 wide-ranging publications, including:

5280: Denver's Mile-High Magazine, AMC Outdoors, Caribbean Travel & Life, Christian Science Monitor, CleanTechnica, Climbing, Defenders, Energy Central, Golf Course Management, Greenbiz, Harvard Business Review, Men's Journal, National Geographic Traveler, RMI's Solutions Journal, SNOW, Trail Runner, USA Today, and Vassar.

I'm also the published author of seven books. They're available on Amazon here.


As a writer, my work has been recognized by organizations such as the North American Travel Journalists Association, Press Club of Long Island, Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing, Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association, and North American Snowsports Journalists Association. I've also been a part of teams who've received recognition from organizations including the Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards (finalist), Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year, Utility Dive Awards (nominee), Bloomberg New Energy Finance FiRe Award, and a People's Choice eduStyle Award.


I run mountain ultramarathons and am deeply passionate about rock/ice/alpine climbing, skiing, ski mountaineering, backpacking, canyoneering, camping, surfing, SUPing, boating/sailing, and hiking. I also practice what I preach: I drive an electric vehicle, my home is filled with LED lightbulbs and has a smart thermostat, and I have an organic fruit and vegetable garden. I live in Colorado with my wife and three children.


After my diagnosis with celiac disease in 2007, my wife, Kelli, and I embarked on a new adventure together with gluten-free cuisine. If you're here looking for our website and blog, please head on over to No Gluten, No Problem. Thanks!